Sep 14, 2020
Dr. Christopher Kerr is the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Medical Officer of Hospice & Palliative Care Buffalo. He has overseen the integration and expansion of palliative care into local hospitals and developed one of the nation’s largest home-based palliative care programs, Home Connections, and Essential Care for Children.
Drawing on interviews with over 1,400 patients and more than a decade of quantified data, Dr. Kerr reveals that pre-death dreams and visions are extraordinary occurrences that humanize the dying process.
In his book, Death Is But A Dream, which was published earlier this year, Dr. Kerr shares how his patients' stories point to death as not solely about the end of life, but as the final chapter of humanity's transcendence.
Dr. Kerr’s book also illuminates the benefits of these phenomena for the bereaved, who find solace in seeing their loved ones pass with a sense of calm closure. Additionally, by showing what doctors are currently doing wrong when it comes to end-of-life care, he explains how to add this new awareness to their practices.
Episode Show Notes: https://tinyurl.com/yxek298r