Making Sense of Near-Death Experiences
A Handbook for Clinicians
Edited by Mahendra Perera, Karuppiah Jagadheesan and Anthony Peake
This accessible guide to near-death experience (NDE) provides an overview of the nature of the phenomenon and the theory and evidence underlying it. With contributions from eminent experts, it provides any professional who may come into contact with someone who has experienced an NDE with the knowledge they need to understand and help.
*Highly Commended in the Psychiatry category at the 2012 British Medical Association Book Awards*
A near-death experience (NDE) is a phenomenon whereby powerful physical and emotional sensations and visions are experienced by someone who is either close to death or has been declared clinically dead.
This is an accessible guide to the theory and evidence underlying the phenomenon of NDEs. With contributions from leading international experts in the field, it provides an overview of the research into NDEs, the nature of NDEs and how they have been experienced around the world, and the physiological, psychological and medical bases of the phenomenon. The book also discusses children’s NDEs, NDEs from a religious perspective, the role of light in NDEs, the assessment and management of NDEs, and the future of research into the phenomenon.
This essential handbook will provide all those who may encounter someone who has had an NDE with the knowledge and understanding they need, including nurses, doctors, palliative care workers, psychologists, psychiatrists and pastoral workers.