“Knowledge reduces Fear.”

Barbara Karnes, End of Life Educator & Nurse

Episode 3: Barbara Karnes

Barbara Karnes, award-winning end of life educator and nurse, has been at the bedside of hundreds of people during the dying process. Throughout her career, she has recognized that each death follows a very similar path. Each person experiences comparable stages of death, and most individuals and their families have the same questions.

Barbara was inspired to help with those questions that people and their loved ones didn’t always have the courage to ask. She is the author of Gone From My Sight, also referred to as the “Hospice Blue Book.”

Her book changed the end of life industry and is still being used today by palliative care providers, local hospice organizations, and family members who are looking for answers at the bedside of a dying loved one. In print continuously since 1985, Barbara has sold over twelve million copies. Gone From My Sight has created a movement to help explain the dying process to those of us caring for someone we love with a serious illness.

25 years ago there was no information available for families about the dying process. One woman changed that. And that woman is Barbara Karnes.