New Rules for End of Life Care:
What All Post-Acute Providers Should Know

Webinar On-Demand

Even among post-acute and home care providers, death and dying is an uncomfortable, neglected topic. Often when a patient or home care client is diagnosed with a life-threatening illness or even mentions death or dying, we are completely unprepared. This not only leaves us unable to meet the emotional needs of patients and clients, it also causes us to miss out on a deep opportunity to connect as caring people.

Watch this informative and inspirational webinar––New Rules for End of Life Care: What All Post-Acute Providers Should Know––presented by renowned end of life educator and International Humanitarian Woman of the Year 2015 Barbara Karnes, RN. Barbara is the author of Gone From My Sight, widely known as the "Little Blue Book," which has been in continuous print since 1985 and remains the most widely used patient/family handout about the signs of approaching death in the United States.

This important webinar is equally relevant to home health, therapy, private duty home care and hospice providers and all agency leaders. Barbara will share essential information about the normal process of death and will present practical strategies that will help you explain the dying process and teach families that it is OK to talk about death. While the sadness of death cannot be taken away, Barbara instructs that talking about death actually relieves unnecessary pain and stress, because knowledge reduces fear.

  • Learn how, when and why to discuss end of life issues with patients and clients
  • Understand the role and value of grief
  • Explore signs and stages of the dying process

Don't miss this dynamic webinar that will inspire and equip you with strategies to address one of the most challenging issues in the caregiving profession.


Sharon Harder

Barbara Karnes, RN, is an internationally respected speaker, educator, author and thought leader on matters of end of life. She is a renowned authority to explain the dying process to families, healthcare professionals and the community at large. Barbara has held both clinical and leadership positions, including staff nurse, clinical supervisor and executive director at Hospice Care of Mid America in Kansas City, Missouri, as well as Olathe Medical Center Hospice and Home Health in Olathe, Kansas. An award-winning nurse and end of life educator, Barbara received THE HEART OF HEALTH CARE AWARD from Kansas University Nursing, THE HORIZON AWARD for Education from Nebraska Methodist College and THE INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN WOMAN OF THE YEAR 2015 from the World Humanitarian Awards. She is the expert that hospice and other healthcare professionals count on to teach them how to explain the dying process to families.

About Kinnser

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