David Kessler

Bio

David Kessler is one of the most well known experts and lecturers on grief and loss. He co authored two bestsellers with the legendary Elisabeth Kübler Ross: On Grief and Grieving and Life Lessons. David was honored to have been at Elisabeth’s bedside during her passing. His first book, The Needs of the Dying, a #1 best selling hospice book, received praise by Mother Teresa. His services have been used by Elizabeth Taylor, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Marianne Williamson when their loved ones faced life challenging illnesses. He also worked with late actors Anthony Perkins and Michael Landon. He is a featured Grief and Loss expert for Oprah.com. His work has been featured on CNN, NBC, PBS, and Entertainment Tonight; and he has been interviewed on Oprah & Friends. He has been discussed in the New York Times; and has written for the Boston Globe, the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Wall ! Street Journal,and Anderson Cooper 360.

David is a trained thanatologist. He received his master’s degree from Loyola Marymount University and RN degree from The University of the State of New York. He runs a highly regarded and unique end-of-life program at the fifth largest hospital system in Los Angeles. He is a specialist police reserve officer on the trauma team, and a member of the Red Cross disaster team. David considers himself a “reporter from the frontlines” as he has been at the bedside of hundreds while they’ve pass on.

www.grief.com

Specialties:

  • hospice & palliative care

Affiliation:

  • Citrus Valley Health Care Partners and Hospitals

Location:

Activity

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Gerontology:

    WEDNESDAY, April 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A record number of elderly Americans have living wills that explain their wishes for end-of-life medical care or appoint a surrogate medical decision maker, a new study finds.

    The percentage of seniors with living wills -- also called advance d...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Gerontology:

    WEDNESDAY, March 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People grappling with terminal illness now have a new online source of advice and help, sponsored by the U.S. National Institute on Aging, part of the National Institutes of Health.

    The End of Life module on the NIHSeniorHealth website explain...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Caregiving:

    THURSDAY, March 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- It's important for people who look after stroke survivors to continue their own hobbies and interests because it helps keep them happy, a new study finds. And that's good for the patient, too, the author says.

    The study included about 400 famil...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    WEDNESDAY, March 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The number of lives lost to Alzheimer's disease each year may be far more than thought, and it might rival heart disease and cancer as one of the top killers of Americans, new research suggests.

    Combing through data on nearly 2,600 older adults...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    MONDAY, Feb. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- It's often said that the loss of a spouse or partner leaves "a broken heart." That notion might have some scientific validity, with new evidence suggesting the risk for a heart attack or stroke goes up during the first few weeks of bereavement.

    "O...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health:

    TUESDAY, Feb. 11 (HealthDay News) -- As deaths from heroin and prescription painkillers mount across the United States, government officials are searching for ways to stem the toll of addiction.

    The death last week of Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, 46, in New York City from a...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health:

    TUESDAY, Feb. 11 (HealthDay News) -- As deaths from heroin and prescription painkillers mount across the United States, government officials are searching for ways to stem the toll of addiction.

    The death last week of Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, 46, in New York City from a...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health:

    TUESDAY, Feb. 11 (HealthDay News) -- As deaths from heroin and prescription painkillers mount across the United States, government officials are searching for ways to stem the toll of addiction.

    The death last week of Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, 46, in New York City from a...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Emergency Medicine:

    FRIDAY, Feb. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Patients who survive severe injuries from violence such as shootings, stabbings and beatings live as long as those who are seriously injured in accidents, according to a new study.

    The findings show that trauma care saves the lives of many people w...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Emergency Medicine:

    FRIDAY, Feb. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Patients who survive severe injuries from violence such as shootings, stabbings and beatings live as long as those who are seriously injured in accidents, according to a new study.

    The findings show that trauma care saves the lives of many people w...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Emergency Medicine:

    FRIDAY, Feb. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Patients who survive severe injuries from violence such as shootings, stabbings and beatings live as long as those who are seriously injured in accidents, according to a new study.

    The findings show that trauma care saves the lives of many people w...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Emergency Medicine:

    FRIDAY, Feb. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Patients who survive severe injuries from violence such as shootings, stabbings and beatings live as long as those who are seriously injured in accidents, according to a new study.

    The findings show that trauma care saves the lives of many people w...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Emergency Medicine:

    FRIDAY, Feb. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Patients who survive severe injuries from violence such as shootings, stabbings and beatings live as long as those who are seriously injured in accidents, according to a new study.

    The findings show that trauma care saves the lives of many people w...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Emergency Medicine:

    FRIDAY, Feb. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Patients who survive severe injuries from violence such as shootings, stabbings and beatings live as long as those who are seriously injured in accidents, according to a new study.

    The findings show that trauma care saves the lives of many people w...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Emergency Medicine:

    FRIDAY, Feb. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Patients who survive severe injuries from violence such as shootings, stabbings and beatings live as long as those who are seriously injured in accidents, according to a new study.

    The findings show that trauma care saves the lives of many people w...Full Article