What is a deathbed vision?
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David Kessler
Hospice & Palliative Medicine
Deathbed visions are also known by other names, including near-death awareness, deathbed phenomena and death-related sensory experiences. They are different from near-death experiences, in which a person survives clinical death. While deathbed visions often involve a deceased messenger who appears days or moments before death, near-death experiences are out-of-body “journeys” by individuals who recall seeing light, a tunnel and/or have an opportunity to review their lives. People usually pass on shortly after deathbed visions, whereas those who have near-death experiences survive and recount what they saw.
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