Life, death and the afterlife – an Essay

Life, death and beyond !

While I was a full-time, Laval University psychology student, in Quebec City, I was working as a research assistant on a palliative care research team, Équipe de Recherche Michel-Sarrazin en Oncologie psychosociale et soins palliatifs (ERMOS). I was very interested in both Viktor Frankl‘s approach on existentialism analysis and the humanism approach, while a student in psychology. As a spiritual person, I was extremely drawn to humanistic approches to palliative care and end of life aspects of the human experience. This said, in 2010, I decided to take a course in the Theology Department of Laval University called Intervention in end of life care. This course was so interesting and fascinating. We studied belief systems, faiths and rites. We touched many aspects of ones life experiences regarding life, death and the afterlife (which I already believed in).

This university essay takes you through philosophy to spirituality, questions and self-reflections about life, death and the afterlife. It was an interview which I conducted, transcribed and analyzed to further understand the personal views and compare them to that of societal views and systems.

(Available in French only)

Vie Mort et au-delà. (French only avail) by Lisa Boucher

An amazing TED talk here :