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News 4–WIVB Covers End of Life Dreams Study   

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George Richert interviewed Hospice Buffalo's Dr. Christopher Kerr regarding his End-of-Life Dreams Study on News 4 WIVB Buffalo.  Click to view interview

 CHEEKTOWAGA NY (WIVB) Hospice Buffalo is gaining worldwide attention for years of study involving the vivid dreams that dying patients report having in their final days of life.

“Everybody I knew that was dead was there,” said the late Jeanne Faber, a former patient of Hospice Buffalo who is one of hundreds of patients who Hospice Buffalo interviewed on video shortly before her death about her very vivid end of life dreams.

She says the dreams became more frequent the sicker she became. “I have seen my mother, recently more. “I can’t say that my mother and I got along all those years, but we made up for it in the end,” said Faber.

“As soon as I started here, this seemed to be common knowledge among people who work with dying patients and who were closer to the bedside,” said Dr, Christopher Kerr, CEO of Hospice Buffalo. “I ended up studying it because as I came to appreciate that there was this kind of subjective or non-physical element to dying, that it was important an inherently therapeutic.” 
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 What Happens at the End of Life


Video Credit: Risa Morimoto –  Modern Aging - Published July 2019

Dr. Kerr discusses what happens at the end of life in a sit down conversation with Risa Morimoto of Modern Aging. 


Hospice Buffalo News & Communications

2019

25th Anniversary Light-A-Life Bell - November 6, 2019 

“Grief and the Holidays” Community Support Programs - October 30, 2019

Hospice Buffalo Celebrates National Hospice & Palliative Care Month -
October 29, 2019

Hospice doc readies for film festival tour on dreams at end of life - October 23, 2019

Thousands Across 80 Countries Convene to Make Hospice and Palliative Care a Public Health Priority -Oct. 11, 2019

Joan & Dave Rogers to receive Hospice Buffalo’s “Hope, Care & Dignity” Award at 2019 Harvest Fest gala – October 2, 2019

Sponsors and gifts needed for Hospice Harvest Fest – September 13, 2019

Support Hospice Buffalo at their 19th Annual Summer Affair – June 27, 2019

The Hospice Foundation of WNY Receives Grant for Camp Blue Skies – June 2019

Announcing the Frances A. Little Hospice Wing at Aurora Park – June 2019

Kindness, Grace, and Appreciating Older Adults –  May 2019

Walk to Keep Their #VibrantLegacies Shining – April 22, 2019

Hospice Spring Bouquet Sale -The Cannoli Donut Craze – March 11, 2019

Hospice Spring Bouquet Sale, March 6 – 9 – February 26, 2019

Who You See Before You Die: Hospice Documenting Patients’ Mysterious Dream Experiences – February 25, 2019

Businesses and Schools Needed for Hospice Buffalo's Spring Bouquet Sale – January 9, 2019

Hospice Buffalo Announces Board Appointments – January 4, 2019

 

2018

"grief and the holidays" - Buffalo Healthy Living Magazine - December 2018

"the soul of hospice" - Buffalo Healthy Living Magazine - November 2018

Raising Awareness about the Benefits of Hospice and Palliative Care - October 31, 2018   

“Grief and the Holidays” Community Support Programs - October 29, 2018 

PCI Receives Grant from Wilson Legacy Fund to Help Children's Caregivers - August 16, 2018

Somali Refugee Children Connect with Deaf Students on a Basketball Court - July 31, 2018

Rogers family establishes $1 million Endowment Fund for Essential Care for Children Program - July 12, 2018

Camp for kids who’ve experienced the death of someone they love - July 11, 2018

Dr. Christopher Kerr Featured on Grief Dreams Podcast - June 4, 2018

 Hospice Buffalo Receives Hospice Honors Elite Award - May 15, 2018

Hospice Buffalo's 22nd Annual Memorial Walk - May 10, 2018

“People don’t understand what goes on in here”: A consensual qualitative research analysis of inmate-caregiver perspectives on prison-based end-of-life care. - February 22, 2018

Hospice Buffalo is Proud to Announce 2018 Board Appointments - January 19, 2018

Businesses and Schools Needed for Hospice Buffalo's Spring Bouquet Sale - January 5, 2018

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"death is but a dream"
Book by Dr. Chris Kerr, CEO & CMO

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Explore meaningful dreams and visions that bring comfort as death nears. Click to read more & pre-order book

Dr. Christopher Kerr has cared for thousands who, in the face of death, speak of finding love, insight, and grace.They reveal that there is hope beyond cure as they transition to focus on personal meaning. In this extraordinary and beautiful book, Dr. Kerr shares his patients' stories and his own research pointing to death as not purely the end of life, but as a final chapter of humanity and transcendence. Read more>>

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I See Dead People: Dreams and Visions of the Dying

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Awards and Recognition

Terri-Ryan.jpgTerri Ryan, RN,
Director of Essential
Care & Perinatal Program, was the recipient of Western NY Perinatal Bereavement Network’s “Community Nurse of the Year” award at their annual Elegant Evening to Remember in May. Previously, Terri was a high-risk maternity nurse for 11 years.