Learn about the basics of hospice care, when to consider it, how to talk about it with others, and what to expect during the dying process.
My guest Barbara Karnes RN is an internationally recognized author, speaker, thought leader and expert on end of life care. She is the author of the “little blue hospice book” Gone From My Sight: The Dying Experience, which has sold over 30 million copies worldwide in 12 different languages. Today Barbara shares her insights and stories about the hospice journey for patients and their families and walks us through each step of the process. Learn more about her work at her website:
This episode includes:
- When is it time to consider hospice
- Why hospice care is a special type of medical care
- How to find a good hospice
- What it takes to care for a loved one at home
- What hospice does and doesn’t provide for families
- How to talk to a loved one about hospice
- What to expect as death draws near
- How hospice provides comfort and pain management
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