The NDE is a fascinating but not uncommon phenomenon that some trauma victims experience during physical crises or periods of apparent clinical death. When critical care trauma nurses are familiar with the characteristics of the experience, they are able to assist trauma victims to understand available information about NDEs. More important, critical care nurses are able to assist victims and their families to understand the meanings of the NDE and how it affects their lives.
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MS Sommers; The near-death experience following multiple trauma. Crit Care Nurse 1 April 1994; 14 (2): 62–66. doi: https://doi.org/10.4037/ccn1918.104.22.168
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