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Barbara Karnes

Award Winning End of Life Educator, Award Winning Nurse

Award Winning End of Life Educator, Award Winning Nurse

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Vancouver, WA, USA
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Barbara Karnes Biography

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 form the World Humanitarian Awards.

Since 1994, Barbara has traveled the country speaking about end of life issues and the dynamics of dying at national and state hospice and palliative care organization conferences, state associations, colleges, nursing schools, hospitals, and hospices. She is the expert that hospice and other healthcare professionals count on to teach them how to explain the dying process to families.

Barbara Karnes writes the popular blog, "Something to Think About: a blog on end of life," and maintains an active presence in social media with online communities on Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube and Twitter.

Barbara has dedicated the last 35 years of her life to the education, care, and comforting of dying people and their loved ones. The most useful things she's learned along the way have been distilled into her materials.

Barbara Karnes Videos

  • "Dying is simple. Why do we make it so hard?" -Barbara Karnes
  • Barbara Karnes - end of life care
  • We Are All Going To Die: Hospice Care

Barbara Karnes Books

  • The Final Act of Living: Reflections of a Longtime Hospice Nurse
    The Final Act of Living: Reflections of a Longtime Hospice Nurse
  • The Eleventh Hour: A Caring Guideline for the Hours to Minutes Before Death
    The Eleventh Hour: A Caring Guideline for the Hours to Minutes Before Death
  • How Do I Know You? Dementia at the End of Life
    How Do I Know You? Dementia at the End of Life
  • New Rules For End of Life Care DVD Kit: Includes Booklets, Gone From My Sight, The Eleventh Hour and DVD
    New Rules For End of Life Care DVD Kit: Includes Booklets, Gone From My Sight, The Eleventh Hour and DVD
  • End of Life Guideline Series: A Compilation of Barbara Karnes Booklets
    End of Life Guideline Series: A Compilation of Barbara Karnes Booklets

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Barbara Karnes is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Barbara Karnes for your event is available upon request. Barbara Karnes generally travels from Vancouver, WA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Jill Hagenkord, MD, Sarita A. Mohanty, Bonnie Castillo, Donna Wright and Geannie Cho. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Barbara Karnes for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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