Abstract

Abstract:

This commentary discusses the twelve stories in which patients tell what happened when they were hospitalized and they had a near-death experience. The stories display a consistent theme of the gap in medical and spiritual care they received, after the patient's near-death experience. This commentary explores the implications of this gap in care for these patients and the perceived medical professionals' bias that occurs after these experiences, which can contribute to long-term consequences such as isolation and rejection. Education in medical schools and continuing education can provide medical professionals with insights needed to support individuals with near-death experiences.

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Additional Information

ISSN
2157-1740
Print ISSN
2157-1732
Pages
pp. 37-42
Launched on MUSE
2020-05-29
Open Access
No
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