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  • Karen M. Wyatt

Living With Dying: A Complete Guide for Caregivers with Jahnna Beecham and Katie Ortlip RN

Learn about this practical guidebook that contains all the information family caregivers need when caring for a loved one at home.

Thursday December 14, 2017

10 am Pacific/1 pm Eastern

My guests Jahnna Beecham and Katie Ortlip RN, LCSW are friends and neighbors who ended up working together when Jahnna became a caregiver for her father and Katie became their hospice social worker. The two women were inspired by this experience to create a comprehensive guidebook for caregivers that would be a resource and provide answers for their most common questions.


In this interview you will learn:

How Jahnna and Katie were inspired to write a book together and the benefits of their collaboration

What led Katie to a career in hospice

What it was like for Jahnna to become a caregiver for her father

Tips for caregivers for reducing stress

Practical information contained in the book

Who can benefit most from this book

Jahnna Beecham recently edited National Geographic’s Science Encyclopedia (2016) and was a contributing editor for National Geographic’s The Ultimate Explorer Field Guide: Birds (2015). Under the pen name Jahnna N. Malcolm she has written more than 130 books for juveniles and young adults for Scholastic, Simon & Schuster, HarperCollins and more.

Katie Ortlip, RN, LCSW, is co-author of Spiritual Tools for the Dying. She received her nursing degree from Santa Barbara City College and a BS in Psychology and Masters of Social Work at SUNY-Albany. She has been a social worker for Asante Hospice for twenty-five years.

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