The Last Farewell Embrace: Spirituality, Near-Death Experiences, and Other Extraordinary Events among Nurses

Alejandro Parra, PhD
Instituto de Psicologia Paranormal, Inc. President, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Series: Religion and Spirituality
BISAC: REL062000



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The author summarizes the conclusions of dozens of unexplained experiences, such as visions people have reported when they are about to die, near-death experiences, and patients who have recovered suddenly and completely from illnesses after a religious intervention. Nurses have also often had their own experiences in the hospital context, such as seeing apparitions, noting significant “coincidences,” seeing energy fields, lights, or “electric shocks” around or even emitted from a hospitalized patient. Other such experiences include observing anomalous behavior in animals, noticing the anomalous functioning of equipment or medical instruments, intuitively “knowing” the nature of a patient’s illness, or when he or she will die, and having unexpected experiences in intensive care units, neonatology areas, or pediatric or neuropsychiatric services.

Other nurses, who may not have had such experiences of their own, have heard about them from reliable sources who have told them about these events. Clearly, there are a large number of unusual experiences as reported by doctors, caregivers, and nurses, sometimes in relation to hospitalized patients. Although many professionals have themselves been witness to inexplicable events, very few efforts have been made to organize the narrations of these events in a rigorous and detailed manner.

It is important that nurses, as well as physicians, be informed about how to respond to patients who have such experiences. This work, therefore, serves as a guide in the exploration of these impressive stories and extraordinary experiences that have come to light.
(Imprint: Nova)


Chapter 1. Spiritual Health in Nursing Practices

Chapter 2. When the End is Only the Beginning: Extraordinary Experiences Observed In Palliative Care

Chapter 3. The Transformative Experiences of “Sensitive Nurses”

Chapter 4. Windows to the Beyond: The Dreams and the Visions of the End of Life

Chapter 5. Experiences at the End of life in Nursing Homes of the Elderly

Chapter 6. The Near-Death Experience as an End-Of-Life Event

Chapter 7. Spirituality in the Visions of the Dying

Chapter 8. Death and Dying: Palliative Care and Spirituality



"For nurses, doctors, and other medical practitioners this book is a ‘must-read’. Those who have faced a confrontation with death and the grieving process firsthand will also find this book well worth the time. Finally, anyone with a general interest in transpersonal psychology, transformation, and the life-death process will find it worthwhile acquainting themselves with this research." To read the full review published in the Australian Journal of Parapsychology, click here. - Dr. Alexander De Foe, Psychology, School of Health and Biomedical Sciences, Melbourne, Australia

"This book is a very welcome addition to the literature and I hope it is read and understood by all healthcare professionals especially those involved in end of life care." READ MORE... - Dr. Penny Sartori, Senior Lecturer in Adult Nursing, Swansea University, Wales, UK

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Audience: General public. Attractive for people interested in spiritual topics, new age, survival after death and so on.

Keywords: Nursing, Spirituality, Alternative Therapies, Parapsychology, New Age/Esotherism/Occultism

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