During the course of my prospective hospital research it was evident that NDEs occur and have very real, sometimes life changing, effects on those who experience them. It is therefore paramount that all healthcare workers are educated about NDEs to ensure that patients can be directed to the necessary support to help fully integrate such a transformational experience. I will discuss the transformative power of near-death experiences and give examples of people who feature in my forthcoming book co-authored with Kelly Walsh.
Dr Penny Sartori worked as a nurse for 21 years. She undertook one of the UK’s first prospective studies of NDEs over the course of five years under the supervision of Professor Paul Badham and Dr Peter Fenwick. She was awarded a PhD for her research in 2005. She continues to research NDEs and currently works at Swansea University where she also teaches modules called Exploring the Mind and Consciousness and Science Spirituality and Health on the part-time humanities degree.