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Jun 23, 2015

Award winning author and nurse, Barbara Karnes has seen the evolution of the hospice movement from the beginning and has seen what is working and what is not. We have a very frank discussion in this episode of how the new wave of death awareness may fit in to help fix the weak areas in our present system.

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Jun 16, 2015

It began with hospice in the late 1960s, the first wave of an incredible movement to bring comfort and peace to people who were dying in misery, alone and in pain. There is another wave of empowerment at the end of life that is going on now; this time, on the individual level. There are independent practitioners all...


Jun 9, 2015

The core of palliative care is why it was created--to address the whole person and that person's relationship to themselves, their family and their community. In palliative medicine, the reason we are doing all this is because we know we must look at the person fully, not just their disease. We are looking at what...


Jun 2, 2015

I am asked all the time, "so, what really is an end-of-life doula?" I wish there was an easy answer in one way and I'm glad there isn't in another. This podcast explores this beautiful role that is emerging in the last several years and some of the issues of why its not so easy to pin down. Do you have the calling? If...