Dr. Karen Wyatt

Dr. Karen Wyatt graduated from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine and completed Family Practice Residency and a Fellowship in Psychiatry at the University of Utah. She spent many years of her clinical career as a hospice medical director and has written extensively about end-of-life care, including the book What Really Matters: 7 Lessons for Living from the Stories of the Dying. She is passionate about helping people find meaning and purpose even during the most difficult times of life.

Dr. Wyatt serves on the faculty of the Integral Health and Medicine Center where she teaches the application of Integral Theory to medical care, particularly at the end of life. She also hosts a radio show entitled What Really Matters: Lessons from the End-of-Life, which features interviews and conversations about all aspects of life and death. She has won numerous awards for her volunteer service including the Spirit of the American Woman Award and being named one of Utah’s 100 Notable Women.

What Dying Can Teach Us About Saving the World No Comments

Life has a way of leading us to unexpected places. As for me, back when I was a hospice physician making house calls to care for the dying patients on our service I never dreamed I would one day write a book about that experience. I didn’t know that my own life would be profoundly changed by listening to the stories of those patients and learning from them the lessons that were being revealed as they drew closer and closer to death. But that is exactly what happened…

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