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THE HUMAN DEATH PROCESS

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“The Human Death Process” contain an schedule about the dying process, and those who have been with the dying in their final hours, which help us to understand that death is a process (End of Life Experiences). It contain a graphic about NDE process and Share Death Experiences that report Palliative Care Team in Hospitals and Hospices.

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THE HUMAN DEATH PROCESS

  1. 1. THE HUMAN DEATH PROCESS
  2. 2. PHASES OF DYING PROCESS (N.D.E.) PHASES OF DYING PROCESS (SHARE DEATH EXPERIENCES)
  3. 3. ABSTRACT “The Human Death Process” contains schedule about the dying process, and those who have been with the dying in their final hours, which help us to understand that death is a process (End of Life Experiences). The experiences suggest that we are looked after throughout the transition from life to death, and taken on a journey into love and light by loved ones who come back to take us. Other accounts are from people who have been emotionally close to someone and who, unaware that the person they love is dying, experience a sudden strong sense of their presence or an intimation of their death. Rational, scientific explanations for these experiences are hard to find, and it is almost impossible, in the face of them, to sustain the current scientific view that our consciousness is entirely brain-based , and that it is extinguished at the moment our brain ceases to function (materialism view) . The world is more highly interconnected and more complex than the simple mechanical or biochemical model we have followed for so long. The evidence suggests we are more than brain function, and that something - soul or spirit or consciousness - will continue in some form or another for a while at least. We can ensure a "good death" for ourselves and help those we love achieve it too. "”The Human Death Process) demonstrates that we can face death with a peaceful and untroubled mind; that death is not a lonely or a fearful journey, but an intensely hopeful one. References The art of dying Peter & Elisabeth Fenwick
  4. 4. DECALOGUE FOR DOCTORS, NURSES, SANITARIES AND PSYCHOTHERAPISTS WHEN DEALING WITH SURVIVORS FROM A NEAR-DEATH EXPERIENCE (DEONTOLOGICAL CODE OF GOOD MEDICAL PRACTICE) The doctor of medicine, psychology and neurophysiology Kenneth Ring, one of the world's leading authorities on the study of near-death experiences (NDE), has developed a hierarchical list of suggestions for doctors and health personnel dealing with patients who have experienced an NDE Decalogue 1- Be impartial towards the patient who explains his near death experience. 2 - Pay attention to the impact that the experience produces on the patient and refer to professionals who are experts in the subject. 3- Be aware of one's attitude towards the near-death experience. 4- Universalize and normalize the experience, that is, let the patient know that he is not alone. 5- During resuscitation or other painful procedures, touch the hand of the patient. 6- Allow the patient to tell his story in his own words; avoid making an interrogation. 7- Let the patient express their emotions and ask questions. 8- Do not threaten, pressure, make jokes in bad taste or use inappropriate language. 9- Agree with the patient how he wants to reveal his near death experience to his relatives, including the possibility of having a nurse present. 10- Reinforce confidentiality. 11- Avoid explaining or interpreting the meaning of the near-death experience. 12- Be honest.
  5. 5. Advice for Psychotherapists 1- Avoid the assumption that the near-death experience contains symptoms of psychopathology. 2- Provide a safe and impartial environment in which the patient can freely raise those experiences and emotions that surround his NDE. 3- Avoid projecting the value system itself. 4- Normalize the experience, but without forgetting its uniqueness. 5- Help the patient to integrate his NDE in his daily life. 6- Refer the patient to specialized groups.

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