Death By Design


David Abend, The Bucket

Season 3, Ep. 26

David is the co-founder and editor in chief of The Bucket and has a passion for helping people see the world in a different way – a talent he honed from decades of work as an advertising creative director and copywriter. He has worked at some of the world’s leading agencies including Digitas, Hill Holiday, Arnold Worldwide and Mullen-Lowe on noteworthy brands such as Reebok, New Balance, Stanley Tools, Fidelity, Titleist, InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) and AARP. With The Bucket, David seeks to achieve the ultimate marketing challenge – the rebranding of death – by getting people to see how embracing mortality can help them live a more fulfilling life.

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Dr. Christopher Kerr

Season 4, Ep. 32
Hospice physician. End-of-life researcher. Acclaimed author ofDeath Is But a Dream. Death Is But a Dream, based on Dr. Kerr’s extensive research with hospice patients and their families in Buffalo, NY, highlights and validates the powerful dreams and visions often experienced at end of life that bring comfort and meaning to the dying process.Dr. Kerr is the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Medical Officer of Hospice & Palliative Care Buffalo, a valued member of our Coalition and parent organization of Hospice Buffalo. Dr. Kerr wroteDeath Is But a Dream, an examination of ELEs, based on his experience with hospice patients and their families in Buffalo, NY.“Surviving Death” is a six-part series that explores the end of life through personal stories and research on near-death experiences. The fifth episode documents Dr. Kerr’s conversations with hospice patients of all ages who report seeing and interacting with deceased loved ones. These experiences can offer comfort for people as they near the end of life and, in turn, for their caregivers and loved ones.“We’ve done studies of hundreds of bereaved people and it’s very clear that what is good for the patient is good for the loved ones, and it absolutely soothes them in grief,” Dr. Kerr explains during an interview for the series.“Surviving Death” is now available to stream on Netflixhere. For more information on Hospice & Palliative Care Buffalo, clickhere. You can also learn more about the work of Dr. Kerr and his fellow researchers by clickinghere.