Conversations on Death

Dreams & Visions of The Dying

March 23, 2021
Conversations on Death
Dreams & Visions of The Dying
Show Notes

In today's episode, I spoke to Dr. Christopher Kerr, who is a hospice physician and an end-of-life researcher about end-of-life dreams and visions. These dreams and visions are significant, subjective experiences within the dying process that occur while asleep or awake. They can happen hours, weeks, or even months before a person passes and may increase in frequency as patients approach death. 

To date, he and his research team at Hospice & Palliative Care Buffalo have published multiple studies on this topic and documented over 1,500 end-of-life events, many of which are videotaped. Although medically ignored, these near-universal experiences often provide comfort and meaning, as well as insight into the life led and the death anticipated.

Hope you guys enjoy the episode!


Connect with Dr. Kerr!

Book: Death is But a Dream: Finding Hope and Meaning at Life's End
TED Talk: I See Dead People: Dreams and Visions of the Dying 

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