Professional Publications

Dear Katie Podcast

Accepting the Ashes

Accepting the Ashes: A Daughter’s look at military PTSD.  Download this free audiobook for Veterans and their loved ones.

Peace at Last

Natural Transitions. Military experiences often change veterans in fundamental ways that shape, mold, destroy, and redeem the rest of their lives, including the end of their lives.


Oxford Textbook of Palliative Nursing. Education is needed to inform those working in home and non-VA facilities to help understand the special needs of veterans at end of life.


Liv Fun. Vol.5 (1). Unfaithful. Have you cheated your “self” out of the real experience of growing older?

The Threshold of Death: Fertile Ground for Healing

American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Care Medicine. Vol. 23 (3). The Threshold of Death: Fertile Ground for Healing. Dying people are fertile ground for healing. With some guidance, this patient healed his bitterness, expressing love and gratitude.

Pride and Prejudice Transformed

Healing Ministry. Vol.12 (4). Pride and Prejudice Transformed. Helping patients ‘die healed’ sometimes involves tricky confrontation with their racism.

Aging: Redeeming the Destiny We Were Born to Fulfill

zLiving With Grief-Aging America. HFA.If aging is a poison, is it possible it might be a healing poison? This potential reality requires changing our relationship to the numerous, multi-dimensional losses incurred throughout the aging process.

Defibrillator De-Activation

American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Care Medicine. Vol. 22 (3). Defibrillator De-Activation: Technologies pose many ethical decisions at the end of life – ethical guidelines are often not provided when the technology emerges.

Bedside Patient Care Conferencing

An interdisciplinary team approach at the patient’s bedside in collaboration with the family. A time to listen and understand the special concerns of the patient and family.