2019 Consciousness

Dying Well: Doing Death Right and the Comfort of End of Life Visions

Event Date Thu Jun 6, 2019
Event Time 6 PM
Four Seasons Resort VailOne Vail Road | Vail

“Dying is a paradox. Physically you are declining but spiritually and emotionally you are vivid, alive and present,” said Dr. Christopher Kerr, the director of Hospice Buffalo. But how do you move from fear of dying into a space of vibrancy and life? Dr. Kerr is joined by emergency room physician Dr. Monica Williams for an evening of insight and inspiration, providing an uplifting and perhaps unconventional discussion of death and dying.
Dr. Williams will explore how the end of life offers an unprecedented window of opportunity for emotional and spiritual growth. She will offer guidance into how to harvest the gifts of this phase of living and explore the exceptional states of consciousness that may arise in the final chapter of life. Then, Dr. Kerr will highlight the findings of multiple studies which have documented more than 1,200 end-of-life patient events, many of which are videotaped. He will explore the subjective experiences of dying patients by sharing their perspectives and their words.

This program is generously underwritten by Mary Pat & Keith Rapp and Carel & Marc Slatkoff


Christopher Kerr

Christopher Kerr

Chief Executive Officer and Chief Medical Officer

The Center for Hospice & Palliative Care

Monica Williams

Monica Williams

Medical Director for Advanced Care Planning and End of Life Education

Huntsville Hospital