End of Life Care: Education Can Ease the Transition from Life to Death

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Although death is an experience that we all share, it is a topic that is largely taboo, and for which people are often wholly unprepared. Barbara Karnes, RN, an award-winning end of life educator and author, is working to change that taboo. According to Karnes, 90% of end of life care work is education. From educating the doctors and nurses to educating the home health caregivers and family caregivers, it’s important for everyone to understand that taking care of someone at the end of life is different than taking care of someone who will get better.

Listen to the full interview with Barbara Karnes, RN, in the Help Choose Home podcast series to learn more. This episode and others in the series can be found on iTunes, Google, or on any device at https://player.fm/series/help-choose-home.


The Help Choose Home podcast series provides information and resources to help those with a care need learn more about healthcare at home. Podcasts are hosted by Merrily Orsini, president and CEO of corecubed, a marketing firm dedicated exclusively to helping aging care providers grow their business.  

Help Choose Home is a collaborative effort by the National Association for Home Care and Hospice (NAHC)Axxess, and corecubed to educate the public about the many benefits of the in-home care industry, which includes non-medical home care, private duty nursing care, medical home health, hospice, and other in-home health and wellness services.