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ICU nurse chronicles near-death experiences

A nurse who worked closely with critically ill patients has published a book chronicling her research into near death experiences.

Intensive therapy nurse Penny Sartori, who works at Swansea’s Singleton and Morriston hospitals, developed an interest in the subject but found very little reference information was available.

Her new book, entitled Near Death Experiences of Hospitalized Intensive Care Patients – a Five Year Clinical Study, is the largest review of its kind and details Ms Sartori’s 10 year research project.

‘I carried out the study on a wide range of ICU patients and got the best results when I studied heart attack patients who nearly died,’ she said. ‘Reports included out-of-body experiences, people travelling down a tunnel towards a bright light and patients having their entire lives flash before them.’

Ms Sartori said she plans to continue her research into the phenomenon. ‘Current science says it is a by product of the brain,’ she said. ‘But it may be that consciousness is around us and the brain might be a mediator, an antenna, instead of controlling consciousness. It’s a fascinating subject and I look forward to continuing my research.’

Readers' comments (2)

  • i have a question. have the book followed ABCDEFG approach in critical care? and what makes your book very different? i will like to have more about this book and even to read it myself.

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  • hello, i just wanted to say that your book sounds very interesting. Could you give me details of where i might purchase it and the price please.

    thank you.

    maria.

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