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Nov 15, 2017

A few weeks ago we had the privilege of having a conversation with Barbara Karnes, one of end of life care’s foremost authorities on death and dying.  

Barbara has devoted her career to improving the quality of end of life care.  As an RN, writer, teacher, and speaker, she has guided patients and families, as well as end of life professionals through death and dying.  

The awards that Barbara has received include The Heart of Health Care Award from Kansas University Nursing, The Horizon Award for Education from Nebraska Methodist College, and International Humanitarian Woman of the Year for 2015 from the World Humanitarian Awards.

Barbara has written several publications on the dying process, one of which is used widely by hospice agencies all over the U.S. as a resource to provide to hospice patients and families.  Gone from My Sight, or “the little blue book” as it’s called by hospice professionals, is a guide to the dying process.  

One of her latest projects is a DVD program promoting self care, called "Care for the Caregiver."  It encourages hospice and healthcare professionals to take care of themselves so they don't become burnout.  

For more information about Barbara Karnes' books, and her blog, please visit  

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