The Analytical Psychology Society of Western NY - 371 Delaware
Time: October 27, 2017 from 7:30pm to 9pm
Location: The Chapel, Trinity Episcopal Church
Street: 371 Delaware Ave.
City/Town: Buffalo, NY 14202
Website or Map: https://www.google.com/maps/p…
Event Type: lecture
Organized By: Susan Stocks
Latest Activity: Oct 12, 2017
Christopher W. Kerr, M.D., Ph.D., will discuss fascinating and inspirational research on the spontaneous visions and dreams of Hospice Buffalo patients who are nearing life’s end, intimate experiences through which they find serenity, acceptance, and dignity and that bring comfort to those who witness and remain.
"...death is indeed a fearful piece of brutality; there is no sense in pretending otherwise...From another point of view, however, death appears as a joyful event." ["Memories, Dreams, Reflections" p.314]
Parking available via the large parking lot entrance on Franklin
Dr. Christopher Kerr joined Hospice Buffalo in 1999 as the Medical Director for Hospice Buffalo’s 22-bed Inpatient Unit and served in that capacity until 2011, when he was appointed CHPC’s Chief Medical Officer. A native of Canada, Dr. Kerr received a Doctorate of Philosophy and Doctor of Medicine degree, followed by a residency in Internal Medicine at The University of Rochester. His background in research has evolved from bench science towards the human experience of illness as witnessed from the bedside, specifically patients’ dreams and visions at the end of life. Although medically ignored, these near universal experiences often provide comfort and meaning as well as insight into the life led and the death anticipated. Dr. Kerr has an extensive list of publications, presentations and awards. His research on patient’s end-of-life experiences has been featured nationally and internationally through media coverage, including The New York Times, Huffington Post, The Atlantic, BBC, Scientific American Mind, Psychology Today, and in an ongoing documentary.