Something to Think About: a blog on end of life

The Eleventh Hour
Why Didn't They Tell Me? article by Hospice Nurse Barbara Karnes, RN

Why Didn't They Tell Me?

Your book explained so much. Mom's dying was almost exactly like you explained in your book. In hindsight, I am unsure why we, her family, were not advised, taught, or...

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Setting Up A Hospice Program by Barbara Karnes, RN

Setting Up a Hospice Program

...You really don't need a doctor or nurse at the bedside when someone is dying. You need someone who understands the natural way people die and can educate and guide...

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Award Winning End of Life Educator, Barbara Karnes, RN explains the use of morphine to help they dying.

Does Morphine Hasten Death?

The use of Morphine is one of the most misunderstood practices I encounter with families and end of life issues. Our society is so drug conscious we tend to equate...

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American Hospice Pioneer, Barbara Karnes, RN writes ideas for best practices for new hospice nurses as they care for the dying.

Ideas For A New Hospice Nurse

If you teach your families well about the approaching end of life there will be no problems with them understanding the labor of dying. Having someone you care about dying is...

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