"If They Would Just Eat, Everything Would Be Better"

"If They Would Just Eat, Everything Would Be Better"

October 03 2016
Dear Barbara, what are the physical changes in appearance during the dying process? Also talk about not forcing food ...

Pneumonia, The Old Man's Friend

Pneumonia, The Old Man's Friend

September 20 2016
 Dear Barbara, I am having a very difficult time providing care for my father as a critical care nurse. I almost lost...

Abstain From Doing Harm

Abstain From Doing Harm

September 06 2016
Dear Barbara, Is it possible to get too much "treatment" for an illness? Our medical treatments seem to be based on t...

Does "No Code" mean "No Care"?

Does "No Code" mean "No Care"?

August 29 2016
Dear Barbara, would you address the belief among so many people that a “no code” means “no care”. There is a general ...

Unnecessary Suffering and Indignity

Unnecessary Suffering and Indignity

August 09 2016
Dear Barbara: I heard your Art of Manliness podcast. It was very enlightening. Thank you. I recently read a NY Time...

Reaching for the Far Side of Grief

Reaching for the Far Side of Grief

July 26 2016
Dear Barbara, How does a person transition from caregiving after my loved one's death to restoring my balance, focusi...

Dying Without Faith?

Dying Without Faith?

July 11 2016
Barbara,  How is dying different for those who have no faith...and how do we support them while respecting their posi...

What to Ask When Looking for a Quality Hospice

What to Ask When Looking for a Quality Hospice

June 27 2016
Dear Barbara, What does really good hospice care look like?   There have been many changes since Hospice care beg...

Have We Lost the Essence of Hospice?

Have We Lost the Essence of Hospice?

June 14 2016
Barbara, There is much in today’s media about the negative aspects of hospice care. Is not-for-profit better than for...

Hospice- The Initial Visit

Hospice- The Initial Visit

June 06 2016
Dear Barbara, I recently had a meeting with a family that was referred to hospice from a facility.  They had about 10...

"I Don't Want To Talk About It"

"I Don't Want To Talk About It"

May 31 2016
 Dear Barbara,  When my doctor brother received his diagnosis of inoperable cancer he told us he did not want to talk...

Grieving for Grandma

Grieving for Grandma

May 23 2016
Barbara, My husband's 94 year-old grandma just passed.  Our family has lived with her for all of my daughter's life. ...

Tired of Fighting

Tired of Fighting

May 18 2016
Barbara, I have a 23 year old daughter that has a chronic illness. She says she is tired of fighting. I don't want to...

Caring for Mom at Home

Caring for Mom at Home

May 02 2016
Barbara, I am caring for my Mother in our home. She is in denial over her situation. She is bed bound but insists she...

As Death Draws Closer

As Death Draws Closer

April 25 2016
Dear Barbara: I just listened to your interview on the Art of Manliness. As I go through life I find it useful to ask...

Be The Voice

Be The Voice

April 18 2016
QUESTION to Barbara:  I need some help. As of yesterday afternoon I am officially fed up. I have been an RN case mana...

Compassion

Compassion

March 25 2016
Barbara, How do I deal with people that aren't compassionate with the death of a loved one. We all grieve in our own...

When To Use The Books

When To Use The Books

March 21 2016
Barbara, People have asked me when and how I can offer others your booklets.  With anyone, an acquaintance or close f...
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