Kathy Kortes-Miller


Kathy Kortes-Miller thinks about dying and death a lot! She is an unconventional death educator with a passion for palliative care and improving the end of life care for all. Kathy has been teaching and researching at Lakehead University for over a decade inspiring and challenging the future healthcare providers of tomorrow to be prepared to care for individuals who are dying and their families in all healthcare settings. She leverages her experiences as a cancer survivor and as a palliative care provider to challenge us to have the important conversations about dying, death and life. Kathy strives to make an impact with her teaching, research, writing and speaking to discover, share and communicate the information that we are all “dying to know.” She is presently writing her first book Dying Matters intended to transform the perception of dying and death from being the elephant in the room to an integral part of life that deserves and demands acknowledgement, respect, and even a bit of lightheartedness (when called for).