Zoom End of Life Guideline Series by Barbara Karnes, RN

End of Life Guideline Series Ebook: A Compilation of Barbara Karnes Booklets EBooks

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The End of Life Guideline Series is a compilation of five of our most popular hospice and palliative care books. These resources meet Medicare requirements for consistent family education and have been shown to significantly improve CAHPS scores and family survey results.   

The series includes the following books.

1. A Time to Live: Living with a Life Threatening Illness

For the newly diagnosed facing a life limiting illness, this booklet addresses issues of comfort, nutrition, and sleep as they relate to the palliative care patient. It provides guidance to help them live the best life they can within the confines of their body and disease. 

2. Gone From My Sight: The Dying Experience 

With over 30 million copies sold, the "Little Blue Book" is the most beloved and widely used resource of its kind. This educational handout guides the family through the stages of the dying process over months, weeks, days, and hours. Agencies nationwide use this booklet as part of their end of life care plan.

3. The Eleventh Hour: A Caring Guideline For the Hours to Minutes Before Death 

Companion booklet to Gone From My Sight, The Eleventh Hour explains what to do and how to care for your loved one during the end of life process. Agencies nationwide use this booklet as part of their end of life care plan.

4. Pain at End of Life: What You Need to Know About End of Life Comfort and Pain Management  

Intended for families and professionals dealing with narcotics and pain management as end of life approaches. Addresses fear of overdosing and addiction, around the clock administration, standardized dosages, uses of morphine, and more.

5. My Friend, I Care: The Grief Experience                                    

Addresses the normal process of grief while offering suggestions for moving forward into living. Often used as a sympathy card by professional agencies, religious organizations and individuals.


The End of Life Guideline Series prepares its readers for the natural, normal process of dying and grief. You can find comfort in these books on end of life even years after the death of a loved one, as we often have unresolved questions and concerns.

 Like all of Barbara's booklets, this series is written in large print and the information is conveyed in a simple, direct yet gentle manner.