The Nature and Meaning of the Near-Death Experience for Patients and Critical Care Nurses

  title={The Nature and Meaning of the Near-Death Experience for Patients and Critical Care Nurses},
  author={Linda L. Morris and Kathleen A Knafl},
This study was designed to develop a conceptual framework for the near-death experience (NDE), reflecting its nature and meaning for the patient and the critical care nurse. The study used naturalistic inquiry to examine the question: What is the nature and meaning of an NDE and how has it influenced the individual’s view of the self, the future, and feelings and beliefs about life and death? The NDE Scale (Greyson, 1983) was used with patients and semi-structured interview guides were used… CONTINUE READING


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