Confronting Our Mortality: A Crisis of Spirit, an Opportunity for Meaning
For anyone striving to find and sustain meaning in life when confronting terminal illness and mortality, some patients are able to sustain a sense of purpose while others suffer from clinical depression or contemplate suicide. Dr. William S. Breitbart, an international leader in psycho-oncology and the Chief and Vice Chair, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center – New York has dedicated his career to improving the lives of terminally ill cancer patients and their families. Dr. Breitbart has developed psychotherapy interventions aimed at “sustaining meaning and improving spiritual well-being in the terminally ill.”
The University of New Mexico Department of Psychiatry’s Institute for the Development and Advancement of Education and Science (IDEAS) is dedicated to helping our community do just that – and so much more.
On January 10 at 6:30pm, IDEAS in Psychiatry hosts Dr. William S. Breitbart in a free lecture on “Confronting Our Mortality: A Crisis of Spirit, An Opportunity for Meaning” at UNM Continuing Education. Dr. Breitbart’s information may be relevant for those who face other terminal illnesses — for family members, friends, care givers — and for anyone striving to find and sustain meaning in life when confronting mortality.
KOAT-TV’s Barry Ramo will interview Breitbart on stage after the lecture.
For more information, and to register, visit http://IDEASinPsychiatry.unm.edu or call (505) 272-3592.