Of Love and Light: A Case Report of End-of-Life Experiences

One of 751 articles in the title: Journal of Near-Death Studies available on this site.

The contents of this article are unavailable for full viewing online. It will be made available on 2018-09-01.

This item has a 3-year embargo period. For more information on this item or to inquire about obtaining a copy, please contact the authors directly.

Primary view of object titled 'Of Love and Light: A Case Report of End-of-Life Experiences'.

Description

Abstract: Unusual occurrences at the end-of-life have been reported anecdotally over centuries yet have only recently attracted increased academic attention. Recent studies suggest commonality to end-of-life experiences (ELEs), which can be broadly categorized into six types. ELEs are relatively common, frequently occurring in terminally ill and palliative patients. They also reportedly have positive effects on the dying, facilitating more peaceful deaths. We present a case report of the death of a woman of Cook Island Maori and New Zealand Maori descent who died from cancer, as retrospectively reported by her husband. The case is interesting due to the number of ... continued below

Physical Description

5-26 p.

Creation Information

Tassell-Matamua, Natasha A. & Steadman, Kate Autumn 2015.

Context

This article is part of the collection entitled: Journal of Near-Death Studies and was provided by UNT Libraries to Digital Library, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 40 times . More information about this article can be viewed below.

Who

People and organizations associated with either the creation of this article or its content.

Authors

Publisher

Provided By

UNT Libraries

With locations on the Denton campus of the University of North Texas and one in Dallas, UNT Libraries serves the school and the community by providing access to physical and online collections; The Portal to Texas History and UNT Digital Libraries; academic research, and much, much more.

Contact Us

What

Descriptive information to help identify this article. Follow the links below to find similar items on the Digital Library.

Titles

Description

Abstract: Unusual occurrences at the end-of-life have been reported anecdotally over centuries yet have only recently attracted increased academic attention. Recent studies suggest commonality to end-of-life experiences (ELEs), which can be broadly categorized into six types. ELEs are relatively common, frequently occurring in terminally ill and palliative patients. They also reportedly have positive effects on the dying, facilitating more peaceful deaths. We present a case report of the death of a woman of Cook Island Maori and New Zealand Maori descent who died from cancer, as retrospectively reported by her husband. The case is interesting due to the number of ELEs occurring for the dying as well as significant others during the period leading up to, at the moment of, and after her death. The case is discussed in relation to previous findings on ELEs and resulting implications for enhancing understandings of the dying process and consciousness.

Physical Description

5-26 p.

Notes

"[The Journal of Near-Death Studies] is the only peer-reviewed scholarly journal (ISSN 0891-4494) devoted exclusively to the field of near-death studies. It is cross-disciplinary and published quarterly."

Notes

Pagination is continuous through volumes.

Source

  • Journal of Near-Death Studies, 34(1), International Association for Near-Death Studies, Fall 2015, pp. 5-26

Language

Item Type

Identifier

Unique identifying numbers for this article in the Digital Library or other systems.

  • 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/metadc948098

Publication Information

  • Publication Title: Journal of Near-Death Studies
  • Volume: 34
  • Issue: 1
  • Page Start: 5
  • Page End: 26
  • Pages: 22

Collections

This article is part of the following collection of related materials.

Journal of Near-Death Studies

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.

What responsibilities do I have when using this article?

When

Dates and time periods associated with this article.

Creation Date

  • Autumn 2015

Added to The UNT Digital Library

  • Jan. 16, 2017, 10:42 p.m.

Usage Statistics

When was this article last used?

Yesterday: 0
Past 30 days: 2
Total Uses: 40

Tassell-Matamua, Natasha A. & Steadman, Kate. Of Love and Light: A Case Report of End-of-Life Experiences, article, Autumn 2015; Durham, North Carolina. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc948098/: accessed October 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .