Monthly Archives: November 2015

The Emergency Room Is No Place for the Dying

Who better to talk with than an ER nurse about care issues with the terminally ill and the dying in emergency rooms in America? Amanda has worked in a few around the country and has a great perspective on this.…

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Hospice Named Best Place to Work in Healthcare

Hospice Care of South Carolina was named in Modern Healthcare’s 2015 Annual Best Places to Work in Healthcare for the Second Year in a Row. Award recognizes outstanding employers in the healthcare industry on a national level. Spartanburg, SC (HospiceTimes) November 19,…

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What Death Looks Like

Barbara Karnes, RN

When my mother was a little girl she sat in a rocking chair, accidentally rocked on a kitten, and killed it. It was not instantly dead but her no-nonsense father told her bury it. Without recounting the entire story, as…

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Life Sustaining VS Comfort Care?

Barbara Karnes, RN

This is a question everyone faced with a life threatening illness and their significant others asks themselves. We can add to the question, “When do I stop seeking a cure and accept just comfort support?” I’ll begin with the idea…

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