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While at the bedside of hundreds of people during the dying process, Barbara Karnes noticed that each death was following a near-identical script. Each person was going through the stages of death in almost the same manner. And most families had the same questions. These realizations led Barbara to write “Gone From My Sight: The Dying Experience” (known as the Little Blue Book), which has since comforted countless patients and families.

Join Barbara for a full-day seminar for health care professionals:

Friday, Oct. 13, 2017
8 a.m.-4:15 p.m. at Delta by Marriott (formerly Ramada Plaza & Suites)
Dying is simple. Why do we make it so hard?
featuring Barbara Karnes, RN
Registration is required. Conference fee is $99 on or before Sept. 1 and $109 after Sept. 1 Continuing education units/hours at this program are 5.75 contact hours for nurses, 6 social work CEUs and 6 continuing education hours for North Dakota professional counselors.* Click to download and print the conference brochure.

If you cannot attend her day-long workshop, you can join Barbara for a shorter event. For your convenience, Barbara will offer this presentation three times:

Sit down with Barbara Karnes: “Dying is simple. Why do we make it so hard?”
Wednesday, Oct. 11 from 9-11 a.m. at the Ramada Grand Forks
Wednesday, Oct. 11 from 7-9 p.m. at the Ramada Grand Forks
Thursday, Oct. 12 from 7-9 p.m. at Delta by Marriott (formerly Ramada Plaza & Suites) Fargo

The two-hour presentations offered in Grand Forks and Fargo, N.D. are free and open to the community. No registration is required. No CEs provided at these two-hour events.

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About the Presenter

Barbara KarnesBarbara Karnes is an award-winning hospice nurse and nationally prominent author and speaker on the dynamics of dying. She has authored four booklets, including, “Gone From My Sight, The Dying Experience” (also known as the Little Blue Book), “My Friend, I Care: The Grief Experience,” “A Time To Live: Living with a Life-Threatening Illness,” “The Eleventh Hour: A Caring Guideline for the Hours to Minutes Before Death,” and “A Final Act of Living, Reflections of a Longtime Hospice Nurse.”

Barbara’s career of more than 30 years as an end-of-life educator is predicated on her experience at the bedside of hundreds of people in the months, weeks and minutes before death, as well as being involved in the care of thousands. Her career path began as a hospice volunteer and progressed to include staff nurse, clinical director, patient care manger and executive director of hospice and home health care agencies.

*Hospice of the Red River Valley is an approved provider for continuing education units for social workers in North Dakota.

This event has been approved for North Dakota professional counselors by the NDBCE.

This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Western Multi-State Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, and Utah Nurses Associations are members of the Western Multi-State Division.