Overcoming Fear of Death for Both Patients and Doctors
December 15, 2014•15 min
Hosted by: Maurice Pickard
Guest: Irvin Yalom
Can addressing death directly through open dialogue inform us about the way we live? Dr. Irvin Yalom, professor emeritus of psychiatry at Stanford University School of Medicine and author of several highly acclaimed books, discusses his newest book, Staring at the Sun, which deals with how thoughts of our own mortality can interfere with life's fulfillments. First, we must become aware that this anxiety exists for both patients and physicians. Then, we can begin to use the power of ideas such as transiency to avoid accumulating regrets. Dr. Maurie Pickard hosts.