The Science of Near-Death Experiences

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University of Missouri Press, Jan 30, 2017 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 183 pages
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What happens to consciousness during the act of dying? The most compelling answers come from people who almost die and later recall events that occurred while lifesaving resuscitation, emergency care, or surgery was performed. These events are now called near-death experiences (NDEs). As medical and surgical skills improve, innovative procedures can bring back patients who have traveled farther on the path to death than at any other time in history. Physicians and healthcare professionals must learn how to appropriately treat patients who report an NDE. It is estimated that more than 10 million people in the United States have experienced an NDE. Hagan and the contributors to this volume engage in evidence-based research on near-death experiences and include physicians who themselves have undergone a near-death experience. This book establishes a new paradigm for NDEs.

 

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Contents

The Most Comprehensive Study in the Worlds Medical PeerReviewed Literature John C Hagan III MD FACS FAAO
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An Essay in Medicine Philosophy Raymond A Moody MD PhD
11
Chapter Two An Overview of NearDeath Experiences Bruce Greyson MD
19
The Challenge of Interpreting NearDeath Experiences Dean Radin PhD
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Chapter Four Dutch Prospective Research on NearDeath Experiences during Cardiac Arrest Pim van Lommel MD
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A Physicians NearDeath Experience Jean Renee Hausheer MD
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A Call from God Tony Cicoria MD Jordan Cicoria
55
Evidence for Their Reality Jeffrey Long MD
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Chapter Nine Through the Eyes of a Child NearDeath Experiences in the Young Penny Sartori RN PhD
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The Basics Nancy Evans Bush MA Bruce Greyson MD
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The MindBody Debate the Nature of Reality Eben Alexander III MD
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Chapter Twelve Neuroscience Perspectives on NearDeath Experiences Kevin Nelson MD
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Chapter Thirteen NearDeath Experiences and the Emerging Scientific View of Consciousness Eben Alexander III MD
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Contributors
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Notes
143
Index
163

Chapter Eight Apparently NonPhysical Veridical Perception in NearDeath Experiences Janice Miner Holden EdD
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John C. Hagan III, MD is a board certified ophthalmologist and was the founder of Midwest Eye Institute of Kansas City. He has published more than 140 scientific articles and designed several surgical instruments. He is the editor of Missouri Medicine: The Journal of the Missouri State Medical Association and lives in Kansas City, MO.

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