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Barbara Karnes: Closure with Dad at End of Life

Dear Barbara, My father and I have always had a difficult relationship. He is now approaching death. What do I do? There is no perfect relationship. Life is a series of easy and difficult  experiences. Some relationship are just more…

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Bereavement with Death of a Child, by Barbara Karnes

Dear Barbara, Three years ago my child died.  Why can’t I move on? It seems I am stuck in pain all the time. I can’t think of any loss greater than the loss of a child, although I’ve had people disagree with…

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Dementia Doesn’t Play By The Rules

QUESTION: My question is about when someone with advanced dementia is in that sort of vague pre-active dying period, say those months in and out of the hospital, the time when the PEG (artificial feeding) conversation starts to happen. So…

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Claire Zangerle Named Chief Nurse Executive for Allegheny Health Network

Allegheny Health Network (AHN) today announced the appointment of Claire Zangerle as Chief Nurse Executive for the organization. Zangerle will join AHN on September 12, 2016 after serving as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Visiting Nurse Association of…

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The Journey Podcast Today: “Hiring Caregivers”

For people who cannot afford to hire private care giving help and who cannot afford to not have it, Well Beyond Care may have found a way to have a win-win situation. We talk about the difficulties of hiring on…

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