An Assessment of Physicians' Knowledge of and Attitudes Toward the Near-Death Experience

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Abstract: The purpose of this study was to investigate physicians' knowledge of and attitudes toward near-death experiences (NDEs). The study population consisted of 143 staff physicians in the Baptist Memorial Hospital System. Participants completed by mail a modified version of Thornburg's (1988) Near-Death Phenomena Knowledge and Attitudes Questionnaire. Less than one-fourth of the physicians had a well-grounded knowledge base regarding NDEs, while two-thirds had a positive attitude toward NDEs. These data suggest the need for inservice programs for medical and nursing staff regarding near-death phenomena. Further studies assessing physicians' knowledge of and attitudes toward NDEs are recommended utilizing a larger ... continued below

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Moore, Linda Hutton Winter 1994.

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  • Moore, Linda Hutton Linda Hutton Moore, R.N., M.S.N., C.C.R.N.; Baptist Memorial Hospital System, San Antonio, TX

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Abstract: The purpose of this study was to investigate physicians' knowledge of and attitudes toward near-death experiences (NDEs). The study population consisted of 143 staff physicians in the Baptist Memorial Hospital System. Participants completed by mail a modified version of Thornburg's (1988) Near-Death Phenomena Knowledge and Attitudes Questionnaire. Less than one-fourth of the physicians had a well-grounded knowledge base regarding NDEs, while two-thirds had a positive attitude toward NDEs. These data suggest the need for inservice programs for medical and nursing staff regarding near-death phenomena. Further studies assessing physicians' knowledge of and attitudes toward NDEs are recommended utilizing a larger population from a wider geographical region.

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91-102 p. ; 23 cm.

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  • Journal of Near-Death Studies, 13(2), Human Sciences Press, Winter 1994, pp. 91-102

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  • OCLC: 14781775 | External Link
  • ISSN: 0891-4494
  • Library of Congress Control Number: 88-648131
  • Library of Congress Control Number: sn 86-2701
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc799171

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  • Publication Title: Journal of Near-Death Studies
  • Volume: 13
  • Issue: 2
  • Page Start: 91
  • Page End: 102
  • Pages: 12

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The Journal of Near-Death Studies is a scholarly peer-reviewed journal devoted to the field of near-death studies. It is published on a quarterly basis by the International Association for Near-Death Studies. The Journal began publication in 1982 under the name Anabiosis which was changed to its current title in 1986 with the start of Volume 6.

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Journal of Near-Death Studies, Volume 13, Number 2, Winter 1994

Quarterly journal publishing papers related to near-death experiences, including research reports; theoretical or conceptual statements; expressions of a scientific, philosophic, religious, or historical perspective on the study of near-death experiences; cross-cultural studies; individual case histories; and personal accounts of experiences or related phenomena.

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Moore, Linda Hutton. An Assessment of Physicians' Knowledge of and Attitudes Toward the Near-Death Experience, article, Winter 1994; New York, New York. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc799171/: accessed May 26, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .