Welcoming an Old Friend: Buddhist Perspectives of Good Death
Buddhism is a religion that is explicitly concerned with dying, death and the dead. Meditative practices and doctrines are linked to recognizing and accepting death not only as an inevitable end of human life, but a spiritual opening to enlightenment. Drawing from her chapter in Religious Understandings of a “Good Death” in Hospice Palliative Care, Dr. Bruce will examine Buddhist perspectives of what constitutes a good death and the implications for care providers.
Anne Bruce RN, PhD is an associate professor in the School of Nursing at the University of Victoria. She received her doctorate from the University of British Columbia in 2002. Her research foci include existential suffering in end-of-life, Buddhist approaches to hospice-palliative care, and contemplative practices in nursing and nursing education.
Wednesday, October 13, 2010, 4:00 pm
University of Victoria
Social Sciences and Math Building, Room A104
This lecture is free and open to the public.