Reference : Qualitative thematic analysis of the phenomenology of near-death experiences
Scientific journals : Article
Social & behavioral sciences, psychology : Neurosciences & behavior
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/220098
Qualitative thematic analysis of the phenomenology of near-death experiences
English
[fr] Analyse qualitative thématique de la phénoménologie des expériences de mort imminente
Cassol, Helena mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > > GIGA : Coma Group >]
Pétré, Benoît mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département des sciences de la santé publique > Education thérap. du patient au serv. des soins int. >]
Degrange, Sophie mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département des sciences de la santé publique > Santé publique : aspects spécifiques >]
Martial, Charlotte mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > > GIGA : Coma Group >]
Charland-Verville, Vanessa mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > > Centre de recherches du cyclotron >]
Lallier, François mailto [University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne > Family Medicine Department > > >]
Bragard, Isabelle mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département des sciences de la santé publique > Simulation en santé publique >]
Guillaume, Michèle mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département des sciences de la santé publique > Epidémiologie nutritionnelle >]
Laureys, Steven mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > > GIGA : Coma Group >]
14-Feb-2018
PLoS ONE
Public Library of Science
Yes (verified by ORBi)
International
1932-6203
CA
[en] near-death experiences ; qualitative analysis ; thematic analysis ; cardiac arrest ; narratives ; feature ; phenomenology
[en] Near-death experiences (NDEs) refer to profound psychological events that can have an important impact on the experiencers’ (NDErs) lives. Previous studies have shown that NDEs memories are phenomenologically rich. In the present study, we therefore aimed to extract the common themes (referred to as “features” in the NDE literature) reported by NDErs by analyzing all the concepts stored in the narratives of their experiences. A qualitative thematic analysis has been carried out on 34 cardiac arrest survivors’ NDE narratives. Our results shed the light on the structure of the narratives by identifying 10 “time-bounded” themes which refer to isolated events encountered during the NDE and 1 “transversal” theme which characterizes the whole narrative and generally appears as a retrospective comment of self-reflection on the experience. The division of narratives into themes provides us with detailed information about the vocabulary used by NDErs to describe their experience. This established thematic method enables a rigorous description of the phenomenon, ensuring the inclusion of all self-reported manifestations of themes in narratives.
Giga-Consciousness, Coma science Group
Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique (Communauté française de Belgique) - F.R.S.-FNRS
Researchers ; Professionals ; Students ; General public
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/220098
10.1371/journal.pone.0193001

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