Contributor biographical information for Being with dying : cultivating compassion and fearlessness in the presence of death / Joan Halifax ; foreword by Ira Byock.


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d104>Joan Halifax, PhD, is a Zen priest and anthropologist who has served on the faculty of Columbia University and the University of Miami School of Medicine. For the past thirty years she has worked with dying people and has lectured on the subject of death and dying at Harvard Divinity School, Harvard Medical School, Georgetown Medical School, and many other academic institutions. In 1990, she founded Upaya Zen Center, a Buddhist study and social action center in Santa Fe, New Mexico. In 1994, she founded the Project on Being with Dying, which has trained hundreds of healthcare professionals in the contemplative care of dying people.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Terminal care.
Death -- Psychological aspects.