More to dying than meets the eye: Martha Atkins at TEDx San Antonio 2013

Those who work with the dying are familiar with patients seeing long deceased loved ones, angelic beings, even hearing music and comforting voices as the patient nears death. Deathbed phenomena have been documented in the days, weeks, and months before death since the 1500s. Often confused with hallucinations, deathbed phenomena can bring comfort to patients and caregivers if those involved know what they are experiencing. This talk explains deathbed phenomena and present on-going research about the topic. Accounts from the dying and bedside witnesses are shared.

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