Dr Penny Sartori has worked as a nurse for the past 21 years, 17 of those being in Intensive Care. In 2005 she was awarded a PhD for her extensive research into near-death experiences. Not only is she highly experienced and skilled in her role as an intensive care staff nurse, but she also has conducted extensive doctoral research into NDEs.
With her experience of caring for dying patients coupled with her vast knowledge of NDEs, she speaks with the authority of one who has direct acquaintance with people who have experienced NDE as well as one who has thoroughly mastered the literature on this subject.
Dr Sartori’s work has received worldwide attention and media coverage. She regularly contributes to radio and television interviews. She has spoken at many conferences both nationally and internationally and her work has received the attention of HRH Prince Charles.
In 2008 her academic monograph, The Near-Death Experiences of Hospitalized 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 commisioned to write articles for journals and magazines on her subject. Earlier this year (2011) Dr Sartori gave numerous radio interviews around the UK release of the Warner Bros film Hereafter, directed by Clint Eastwood.