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Sensing the presence of the deceased: A Narrative Review

Keen, Catherine and Murray, Craig and Payne, Sheila (2013) Sensing the presence of the deceased: A Narrative Review. Mental Health, Religion and Culture., 16 (4). pp. 384-402. ISSN 1469-9737

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Abstract

Researchers have reported that bereaved people often continue to sense the presence of the deceased. A particular collection of such experiences can be identified as instilling a perception that the deceased person is in some manner present in the company of the bereaved person. The aim of the current review was to synthesise the results on this topic to provide a comprehensive over-view for practitioners working with bereaved people who report these experiences. The studies were reviewed in terms of the nature of the experiences described, the provision of explanatory models to understand the significance of these experiences, describing any culturally specific aspects of these experiences, discussion of the personal impact of having the experiences, and for recommendations of how people who have these experiences can be supported.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Mental Health, Religion and Culture.
Uncontrolled Keywords: bereavement ; grief ; sense-of-presence
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Departments: Faculty of Health and Medicine > Health Research
ID Code: 54489
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 23 May 2012 11:28
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 15 May 2013 13:50
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/54489

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