"The International Association for Near-Death Studies (IANDS) focuses most of its resources into providing the highest quality information available about NDE-related subjects.
IANDS’ purpose is to promote responsible, multi-disciplinary exploration of near-death and similar experiences, their effects on people’s lives, and their implications for beliefs about life, death, and human purpose.
IANDS never supports proselytizing. IANDS serves a broad range of people:
*Experiencers: People who have had a near-death or similar experience
*Researchers: People who are interested in the objective academic or clinical study of near-death experiences and/or near-death-like experiences
*Health care professionals: People who care for experiencers’ physical and/or mental health
*People close to experiencers: Family and friends of persons who have had an NDE *Educators: People who teach about near-death and near-death-like experiences