Making Sense of Near-Death Experiences: A Handbook for Clinicians

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Karuppiah Jagadheesan, Anthony Peake, Mahendra Perera
Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 15 nov. 2011 - 176 pages

*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.

 

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Table des matières

Foreword
7
Acknowledgements
9
Introduction
11
An Overview and Early Studies
17
Chapter 2 A Critical Review of Epidemiological Studies of NearDeath Experiences 20012010
24
Chapter 3 Phenomenology of NearDeath Experiences
36
CrossCultural Aspects of NearDeath Experiences
51
Chapter 5 NearDeath Experiences of Children
63
Chapter 10 Assessment and Management of Near Death Experiences
122
The Future of NearDeath Experiences Research
128
Conclusion
135
Interview Schedule
138
Tape Rating Form
144
NearDeath Experience Scale
150
NDE Questionnaire
153
The Contributors
155

Chapter 6 Pathophysiological Aspects of NearDeath Experiences
79
Chapter 7 Psychological Aspects of NearDeath Experiences
94
Chapter 8 L ight and NearDeath Experiences
103
Chapter 9 Religious Significance of NearDeath Experiences
117

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Mahendra Perera is Consultant Psychiatrist and Senior Fellow of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne, Australia. Karuppiah Jagadheesan is Consultant Psychiatrist, Australia. Anthony Peake is Research Fellow at the Center For Advanced Studies at the Giordano Bruno University.

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