Byline: Steffan Rhys
LIGHTS at the end of a tunnel, spirits floating above their bodies on the hospital operating table, and lives flashing before your eyes.
They have all been the most commonly described near-death experiences for as long as the often-doubted phenomenon has existed.
But a five-year research project by a Welsh nurse suggests these stories are so common because they actually happen.
Intensive therapy nurse Penny Sartori worked closely with critically-ill patients at Morriston and Singleton Hospitals in Swansea. The setting, experts say, provided well-documented information on near-death experiences (NDEs) which does not fit easily …