'In Nearing Death Awareness, Mary Anne Sanders has provided a well thought out anthology covering the different aspects of, and sometimes names given to, the concept of Nearing Death Awareness. This book should provide clear, concise information and comfort to those who read it.'. - Maggie Callanan, co-author of Final Gifts. Dying is a complex experience for the dying person and their family, friends, and carers, that involves all aspects of what it means to be human: physical, mental, and spiritual. The author describes different types of Nearing Death Awareness (NDA), including visions, dre.