‘Death is But a Dream’

By Steven Libowitz   |   March 5, 2020

Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care of Santa Barbara’s 7th Annual PHorum features the return of Dr. Chris Kerr, neurobiologist and CEO & Chief Medical Officer for the Center for Hospice and Palliative Care in Buffalo, New York, whose new book, Death is But a Dream, celebrates our power to reclaim dying as a deeply meaningful and soothing process for both patients and their loved ones as well as a form of spiritual healing. Dr. Kerr will discuss his latest findings in his research on end-of-life experiences, which has received international attention and been featured in The New York Times and Atlantic Monthly as well as on the BBC.

In his first study, using quantifiable data, Dr. Kerr demonstrated that pre-death dreams and visions are experienced by the majority of dying patients, with positive psychological and spiritual benefits. At VNA Health’s Phorum, which takes place 5-7 pm next Thursday, March 12, at the Lobero Theatre, will discuss his recent studies which examine how such experiences help the dying grow and adapt as life ends as well as the effect of these experiences on the loved ones left behind. Free admission with required registration at https://vna.health/ways-to-give/special-events/phorum2020. Call (805) 690-6218 for more information.


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