near-death experience

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near-death experience

(1) Lazarus phenomenon, see there.
(2) A popular term for coming close to dying.

near-death experience

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NDE

The perception held by certain individuals that they have glimpsed an afterlife when coming close to death.
See: out-of-body experience
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A qualitative and quantitative study of the incidence, features and aetiology of near death experiences in cardiac arrest survivors.
Near death experience and nursing practice: Lessons from the palliative care literature.
The book contains accounts from fifteen patients, many of whom were heart attack victims and who have recounted near death experiences whilst unconscious.
Nelson concedes that he doesn't believe REM intrusion will turn out to be the whole explanation for the near death experience. The most important aspect of this investigation is that it provides a testable hypothesis for clinical findings rather than paranormal rationales.
In high tech the only firm that has any right to hold such belief is probably IBM and even IBM had a near death experience until they cleaned house and brought in an outsider.
A part-time doctoral student at the University of Wales, Lampeter, Mrs Sartori was granted ethical approval to carry out the research, which she used as a thesis for a Phd in near death experiences.