Demystify the World of End of Life Dreams
This month the New York Times contributor Jane Hoffman delves into the centuries old curiosity surrounding dreams and visions for patients at the end of their life. It’s an area of interest that has been documented for thousands of years, even showing up in prominent 19th-century literature. The fascination with these particular dreams has led to studies conducted by nurses, neurobiologists and psychologists.
The following article follows a team of medical professionals headed by Dr. Christopher Kerr from Hospice Buffalo while they embark upon understanding what these dreams might mean. Dr. Kerr and his team commenced the study with the participation of 59 terminally ill patients receiving acute care at Hospice Buffalo. The results of the study show some surprising trends yet, still led to more questions.
The actual study that was published in the Journal of Palliative Medicine can be found HERE.
To read this eye opening article, continue HERE.
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