Something to Think About: a blog on end of life

This Is How People Die
NHPCO Hospice Innovator, Barbara Karnes, RN writes about caring for a patient with ALS as they approach end of life

Caring for a Dying Son

Our children are not supposed to die before we do. I cannot think of any grief more intense than watching our child deteriorate before our eyes. We grieve their dying...

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What Does Death Look Like? By Barbara Karnes, RN author of Gone From My Sight

What Does Death Look Like?

We bring our fears, our childhood experiences with death, our culture, our belief systems, and our stereotypes to the bedside of the dying and the dead. Generally, none of that...

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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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