Elaine Drysdale, MD, FRCPC
Dr. Elaine Drysdale has a BA in Psychology, an MD degree, and a certified Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (FRCPC) in Psychiatry. She is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry in the Faculty of Medicine at University of British Columbia. She has worked as a psychiatrist for over 30 years in various medical settings, including over 25 years as Psychiatrist in the Leukemia/Bone Marrow Transplant Program of British Columbia (BC), in the BC Cancer Agency, and in palliative care programs.
She has spoken nationally and internationally regarding topics of psychiatric issues in cancer care, bone marrow transplantation, and “Near Death Experiences”.
In a multi-center clinical research study later published in the New England Journal of Medicine, she co-led a weekly group for 6 years for metastatic patients, helping women live fully while coping with dying. She has promoted spirituality and clinical hypnosis in medical practice.
Dr. Drysdale has had an interest for over 30 years in “Near Death Experiences”, and has taught about NDEs to patients, grieving families, physicians, and other health care