End-of-Life University Podcast

End-of-Life University Podcast

By Karen Wyatt MD

End-of-Life University is hosted by hospice physician Dr. Karen Wyatt who provides interviews with experts from all aspects of the end-of-life arena. The podcast also includes solo episodes that focus on the spiritual journey of grief, dying and death and what we can learn about living life more fully.


Ep. 387 How to Save Hospice with Ira Byock MD

Learn about some positive steps that are needed to heal the current hospice industry in the U.S. and how your story can make a difference. My guest Dr. Ira Byock is a leading palliative care physician, author and public advocate for improving care thRead more


Ep. 386 Five Wishes: Advance Care Planning for Everyone with Joanne Eason

Learn more about the Five Wishes document and why it can be a good choice as an advance directive. My guest Joanne Eason is the president of Five Wishes, the nation’s only national advance care planning program. She discusses the history of the Five Read more


Ep. 385 End Well: Shifting the Culture Around End of Life with Tracy Wheeler

Learn how End Well brings together fresh and diverse perspectives on the end of life from art, design and other non-medical fields. My guest Tracy Wheeler is the executive director of End Well, an organization dedicated to transforming how the world Read more


Ep. 384 People Don’t Die Like They Do in the Movies with Barbara Karnes RN

Learn how to counteract the misinformation about death in modern media and teach people the truth about the natural dying process. In this episode I welcome back my recurring guest Barbara Karnes who is a hospice nurse, international speaker, and autRead more


Ep. 383 The Good News of 2022 with Karen Wyatt

Learn some of the positive developments around end-of-life issues that took place in 2022. This is the last episode of 2022 and I’m sharing some of the best “good news” stories I’ve seen this year about progress we’ve made around care at the end of lRead more

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