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Student_Wk5_NDE_One - Week Five: Handout One: Near Death...

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Week Five: Handout One: Near Death Experiences Definition The feelings, visions, and other experiences had by many people who have died clinically (i.e., no heartbeat or breathing); or have no brainwaves (EEG); or have had another trauma of some kind. Researchers who have studied NDEs (and some former or current affiliations) 1. Elizabeth Kubler-Ross, M.D., formerly of U of Chicago. On Death and Dying (1969) A few anecdotes. 2. Raymond Moody, M.D. Life After Life (1975). Sample of 150; 50 studied in detail. 3. Kenneth Ring, Ph. D. Psychology, formerly U Connecticut. Life at Death (1980), and Heading Toward Omega (1985). 4. Bruce Greyson. Psychiatrist. U Virginia. 150 cases. 5. Fred Schoonmaker, M.D. Data base, St. Luke’s Hospital, Denver. 2000 cases. 6. Michael Sabom, M.D. Emory University, GA. Recollections of Death: A Medical Investigation. 75 cases. 7. Melvin Morse, M.D. Closer to the Light (1990). 80 child NDEs. 8. Christopher Carr. In Journal of Transpersonal Psychology (1993). Cross-cultural comparison and explanation of NDEs based on Moody, Ring, Morse’s cases. Categories of narratives investigated (categories created by Repp, 1998-2001) 1. First person account 2. Second person account 3. Known within memory of living people– actual person 4. Folktale – person not known within the memory of living people
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