A Conversation About Dying
Addressing practical concerns about our own death:
A free inter-sangha event
We will explore the Oregon and Washington advance directives and other helpful resources–including our own experiences–to equip us for what the future may bring.
“As members of Buddhist communities, we are taught to contemplate death and impermanence. As a health professional, I recognize the fear and confusion about dying and everything that goes along with it. But in fact, people who recognize that they are dying have a view of ‘the edge’ that can be profoundly helpful.”
— Erik K. Fromme, M.D.
Erik K. Fromme, M.D. is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Medical Director, OHSU Palliative Medicine and Comfort Care Team. He will share stories from his patients that illustrate the ways in which we can learn from dying.
David McWherter, Masters in Counseling, University of Illinois; Masters in Nursing, OHSU; Board Certified Psychiatric ARNP (Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner), Columbia Mental Health Services.
Mary Woods, RN, Certified Hospice/Palliative Care Nurse; Case Manager at Providence Hospice, West Portland.
Erik, Dave, and Mary are all long-time members of Kagyu Changchub Chuling (KCC).
Open to everyone. Please bring your family and friends.
Free. Donations welcome.