I See Dead People: Dreams and Visions of the Dying | Dr. Christopher Kerr | TEDxBuffalo

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  • Published on:  Wednesday, December 2, 2015
  • Dr. Christopher Kerr speaks at a 2015 TEDx event Buffalo, New York.

    Dr. Christopher W. Kerr is the Chief Medical Officer at The Center for Hospice and Palliative Care, where he has worked since 1999. 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.

    This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
  • Source: https://youtu.be/rbnBe-vXGQM


  • claire bunt

    claire bunt


    People always say it's the medication that there on especially when they have got cancer my brother passed away in 2017 due to pancreatic cancer he was 56 I was the only one there when he took his last breath 😪😪❤❤

  • Cherry Keefe Russell

    Cherry Keefe Russell

     2 days ago

    Love these stories Blessing 🍒

  • Iwon


     2 days ago +1

    I think when we die all our loved ones (living or deceased) are already there waiting.. in that place of no space or time

  • Korissa Silver

    Korissa Silver

     2 days ago +1

    The way his voice shivers when he talks about Mack is just wow , this man really cares about his patients ❤️

  • Jimbo sammy

    Jimbo sammy

     2 days ago

    Of those who share their experiences here, please note what religious affiliation they are from.
    Or any other commonality that may have interest.

  • Bear Smith

    Bear Smith

     2 days ago +1

    Want to share a hospice story for everyone and I hope it will give those reading it some peace and comfort. I’ll keep it as short as I can.
    My wife worked in a hospice facility. She was a registered nurse and she told this story to me. There was a woman who was already in the facility who was dying although she was awake and alert. She was in her own private room. Sometime after she arrived at the facility a young man in his 30s was brought into a room next to hers....his name was Mark. Mark and this woman had never met and never talked and all the woman knew was that there was a young man in the room next to hers and that he was dying. Several days after arriving Mark died of a terminal illness. One morning my wife walked in to the woman’s room to talk to her and see how she was doing. The woman was getting closer to death and as my wife often said she had 1 foot in this world and 1 foot in the next world. She noticed when she walked into the room that the woman was talking to somebody but my wife saw that there was nobody in the room. When she asked the woman who was she was talking to, she said she was talking to Mark from next-door. She said that Mark had told her that he wanted his family to know that he was OK and not to worry about him and that he was happy. The most interesting part of the story is that this woman did not know the name of the man in the room next to her nor did she know he had passed away. My wife had so many stories like this from her years working with the dying.

  • Anon Nymous

    Anon Nymous

     4 days ago

    Thats nice, since i dont have that kind of stuff going on it means I dont die within the next 3 Weeks... but what if I jump of the window now? I could not, right.. :D

  • Malevolent Mulysa

    Malevolent Mulysa

     4 days ago +1

    I kept having "dreams" of my dead parents and siblings. My dad would always tell me, "It's not your time yet". I still have not found any reason whatsoever why I have to stay alive. I am ready to go now.

  • a girl named brett

    a girl named brett

     5 days ago

    he said pets and i said YES!!!!

  • Kevin Cady

    Kevin Cady

     5 days ago

    Ohh like so many watching this video I hope it’s real!

  • Jorg Bischoff

    Jorg Bischoff

     7 days ago

    A week before my grandpa died he had my Mom, his daughter, take him to the funeral parlour to choose the right casket for him. He even went so far as to lie down in them to make sure he picked the most comfortable one. Mom was very much embarrassed by it all. But he knew.

  • jarrel benbow

    jarrel benbow

     7 days ago

    Im from buffalo ny

  • Gigi Smalls

    Gigi Smalls

     7 days ago

    i had a premonition about a missing teenager who lives in my town. i only saw someone under water head down and deceased. i have no other memory. needless to say, the very next day that followed the dream i was cleaning up some tables and happened to pick up a news paper to see they found him... in the river.

  • Tripple X Kingz

    Tripple X Kingz

     7 days ago

    I know dying is natural and is something that we can not avoid but this video gave me some peace that our loved ones will be there for us

  • Amanda Williams

    Amanda Williams

     7 days ago

    I would love to hear more from him. I was saddened to see the time run out so soon.

  • haaykaytee


     7 days ago

    My brother was deceased for under 5 minutes from a drug overdose (almost 20 years ago, before narcan was even a thought.) we had a priest come to give him his last rights. Here he woke up during his last rights. He did the sign of the cross on his lips, forehead & heart. Here he woke up confused saying he was saw us crying all around the bed.. now when someone dies I try not to cry, I know they wouldn’t want to see us like that.

  • Jim Ziogas

    Jim Ziogas

     7 days ago

    Beautiful. Thanks Dr Kerr.

  • Sukhjinder Singh

    Sukhjinder Singh

     7 days ago

    As per my experience after death have a good life. My father has been expired in 2013 and many time he met me in dream and he said to me that I am in very good place. One night during dream I met my father in heaven and he provide me veg food and food was very taste. There was a big temple and my father said to me it's my accommodation.

  • Jamie Lee

    Jamie Lee

     7 days ago

    Thank you for being brave enough to talk about something not many in the medical field want to even acknowledge.

  • *Tanya* Lynn *Thompson*

    *Tanya* Lynn *Thompson*

     7 days ago

    Awe♥️ This warmed my soul. I witnessed my grandma passing last November. She was at her home. A week before she passed, she called all of us family members over to tell us goodbye-it was time for her to go. We wondered if it was her dementia which she had a little bit but not bad. Fast forward to a week later and she was in her bed dying. I was with my sisters and parents and a few other family members. That women glowed. And then she said , “Mama!” Her mother has been dead for decades. But she reached out her arms and smiled so peacefully. I thank God that I got to see that. It wasn’t painful at all for me because I knew she was going somewhere else.