Dr Penny Sartori worked as a nurse in a British hospital for 21 years, 17 of those being in Intensive Care. She is highly experienced and skilled in her role as an intensive care staff nurse; and has conducted unique and extensive research into the near-death experiences (NDEs) of her patients. In 2005 she was awarded a PhD for her research into NDEs.

Dr Sartori’s work has received worldwide attention and media coverage. She has spoken at many conferences both nationally and internationally and her work has received the attention of HRH Prince Charles.

Her 2008 academic monograph, The Near-Death Experiences of Hospitalised Intensive Care Patients: A Five Year Clinical Study, was published by The Edwin Mellen Press.

Dr Sartori regularly gives lectures and study days on NDEs and the spiritual aspects of patient care at the end of life.
She is available for radio and television interviews and is frequently commissioned to write articles for journals and magazines on her subject.

In 2011 Dr Sartori gave numerous radio interviews around the UK release of the Warner Bros film Hereafter, directed by Clint Eastwood.

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The new book by Dr Sartori and Kelly Walsh is here introduced by Neale Donald Walsch, Anita Moorjani, Eben Alexander MD and some of the excellent contributors. All have amazing stories. Please check out their websites. All royalties go to the children’s charitable work of the LCS Foundation

Read Penny’s Blog for all the latest developments Penny can also be contacted via her blog. Follow Penny on Twitter: @drpennysartori

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Dr Sartori works with researchers from around the world.
In Europe she is cooperating with Professor
Dr Enno Edzard Popkes' NDE research at the University of Kiel in Germany.

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Dear Friends,

The States of Consciousness Research Team at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine needs your help. We are conducting an anonymous online survey of Near Death Experiences or other non-ordinary experiences that fundamentally altered beliefs or understanding about death and dying.

If you have ever had such an experience, we would greatly appreciate it if you would take our survey. If you know of others who have had such an experience please send them the link and encourage them to participate. This includes people who had such an experience long ago.

Although the survey could take 30+ minutes (the time length can vary based on how much you choose to reply to open-ended questions), we believe you may find this survey interesting.


1.  The survey is an opportunity to revisit and contemplate a significant and possibly transformative experience.

2.  You may find it meaningful to further explore some of the philosophical implications of your experience.

3.  You will be making a unique and important scientific contribution.

Please share: http://www.deathanddyingsurvey.org

We deeply appreciate your help. Thank you.

Roland Griffiths, Ph.D.
Principal Investigator
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
IRB approved application: IRB00080423


Dr Sartori speaking about her work

Dr Sartori apologizes: Due to the massive worldwide response to her work she is unable to reply promptly to emails.

The new book by Dr Penny Sartori and Kelly Walsh published by Watkins in November 2017

Dr Sartori’s
books have been translated into several languages

Dr Sartori’s book on NDEs for the Watkins ‘What Is’ series

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