Taking care of someone at the end of life is different than taking care of someone who is going to get better. Most people don’t know this, including, maybe particularly, people working in healthcare.
"How do you answer a family member when they ask you how much longer their loved one has to live?" It's a tough question, but here's how hospice pioneer Barbara Karnes suggests handling it.
For most healthcare workers, some trainings and teachings rely on the medical model that says death is a failure. If we don‘t change our perspective, we will “burn out.“
We are thrilled to announce that Barbara Karnes, RN, has graciously agreed to contribute a monthly guest blog just for In the Know readers! Barbara is an internationally recognized author, speaker, thought leader, and expert on end-of-life care and the dynamics of dying.