How To Die Well

To start to find a way to experience a better end, we need to reflect on our own deaths and begin the process of accepting our mortality. This may happen through meditation, writing or conversations. Of course we should have hope if illness strikes us, but hope for perpetual life is blind. As we age … Continue reading How To Die Well

Near Death Experiences: A result of dopamine and Oxygen deprivation?

I recently had a patient who experienced hypoxemia rapidly upon the removal of his supplemental oxygen.  He described a near death experience similar to those reported by individuals who have been clinically dead or near death and then revived.  He described a flash of light and a person who told him that he had to … Continue reading Near Death Experiences: A result of dopamine and Oxygen deprivation?