End-of-Life Dreams and Visions – A Research-Based Inquiry

Date: Tuesday, May 19th

Time:
 2pm EDT

CE Credits: 1.0 Contact Hour

Provider: Hospi Corporation

Provider Number: CEP17077

A completion certificate will be provided to nursing professionals that complete this course.

Presenter: Christopher Kerr, MD, Ph.D. CEO, CMO, Hospice Buffalo

Registration (limited space): Register Now

Attendance of CE Course automictically enters your name into a drawing for a chance to win a signed copy of Dr. Kerr’s book, “Death is But a Dream: Finding Hope and Meaning at Life’s End.”
*No purchase necessary to enter to win.

* *No need to re-register if you signed up in March and received the automated reschedule notice from host Betsy King.

Description: Dr. Kerr and the Hospice Buffalo research team have used an evidence-based approach to study the end-of-life experiences of over 1,400 dying patients and their families, many video-recorded. The talk will review these studies which highlight the characteristics and content of end-of-life experiences as well as their effect on post-traumatic growth. More recent studies have focused on the impact on end-of-life experiences on the bereaved which will also be discussed. Dr. Kerr’s talk will include videos of patients and their families. Dr. Kerr has written a book based on these studies, Death is But a Dream: Finding Hope and Meaning at Life’s End, which was recently released on February 11, 2020, by Penguin Random House.

CE Course Information:

There is no fee to attend this course and registration will be confirmed via email; please contact Hospi Corporation directly if you cannot attend so space will be given to another participant (no cancellation fee applies).
Provider approved by California Board of Registered Nursing. Provider #CEP17077, for 1 Contact Hour.
Many state boards of nursing and other certification organizations recognize CA Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) contact hours as meeting continuing education (CE) requirements.  We recommend consulting with your state board or credentialing organization before submitting any learning activities identified as having contact hours through CA BRN

 

About Christopher Kerr:

Christopher Kerr is the Chief Medical Officer and Chief Executive Officer for The Center for Hospice and Palliative Care in Buffalo, New York. Born and raised in Toronto, Canada, Chris earned his MD as well as a Ph.D. in Neurobiology. Outside of direct patient care, Chris’ focus is in the area of patient advocacy. His passion is palliative care and a belief that such care should be throughout the continuum of illness. Under Dr. Kerr’s medical leadership, Hospice Buffalo now serves 1,000 patients a day, half of whom receive services prior to hospice.

Dr. Kerr’s background in research has evolved from bench science towards the human experience of illness as witnessed from the bedside, specifically the patient’s 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. To date, the research team at Hospice Buffalo has published multiple studies on this topic and documented over 1,500 end-of-life events, many of which are videotaped. This work was the subject of his TEDx Buffalo Talk which has been viewed over 2 million times. It has been the subject of reports on The BBC, in The New York TimesThe Atlantic MonthlyScientific American Mind, Huffington Post, and Psychology Today. It will also be featured in an upcoming Netflix production and a documentary film to be released in 2020It has also gathered international attention and Dr. Kerr’s work has been published in a book by Penguin Random House, “Death is But a Dream: Finding Hope and Meaning at Life’s End,” recently released on February 11, 2020.

 

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Hospi Corporation

1650 S. Amphlett Blvd
Suite 201
San Mateo, CA 94402
T: 888.509.3732
F: 510.648.3529

When the oral route is compromised, knowledgeable clinicians turn to the Macy Catheter®. The Macy Catheter is the best alternative for rapid administration of medication and fluids. Patented and FDA cleared, the Macy Catheter provides access to the clinically proven rectal route of delivery. It can be used in multiple settings, including hospice and palliative care, skilled nursing facilities, and the emergency department. The Macy Catheter improves patient care and nursing efficiency while decreasing the cost of care.

*Disclaimer: Anecdotal testimonials were provided by clinicians and are shared for general educational purposes with their permission. The Macy Catheter is a prescription device indicated to provide rectal access to administer liquids/medications. Hospi Corporation does not promote the use of particular medications to address particular conditions, and does not claim that the Macy Catheter can treat a particular condition. The prescribing healthcare professional is responsible for selecting medications for treatment, their dosage, and the route of delivery. The Macy Catheter can facilitate administration when the rectal route is prescribed.

Hospi Corporation

1650 S. Amphlett Blvd
Suite 201
San Mateo, CA 94402
T: 888.509.3732
F: 510.648.3529

 

When the oral route is compromised, knowledgeable clinicians turn to the Macy Catheter®. The Macy Catheter is the best alternative for rapid administration of medication and fluids. Patented and FDA cleared, the Macy Catheter provides access to the clinically proven rectal route of delivery. It can be used in multiple settings, including hospice and palliative care, skilled nursing facilities, and the emergency department. The Macy Catheter improves patient care and nursing efficiency while decreasing the cost of care.

*Disclaimer: Anecdotal testimonials were provided by clinicians and are shared for general educational purposes with their permission. The Macy Catheter is a prescription device indicated to provide rectal access to administer liquids/medications. Hospi Corporation does not promote the use of particular medications to address particular conditions, and does not claim that the Macy Catheter can treat a particular condition. The prescribing healthcare professional is responsible for selecting medications for treatment, their dosage, and the route of delivery. The Macy Catheter can facilitate administration when the rectal route is prescribed.