Death

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Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
Simon and Schuster, Jun 9, 1997 - Family & Relationships - 208 pages
7 Reviews
Ours is a death-denying society. But death is inevitable, and we must face the question of how to deal with it. Coming to terms with our own finiteness helps us discover life's true meaning.
Why do we treat death as a taboo? What are the sources of our fears? How do we express our grief, and how do we accept the death of a person close to us? How can we prepare for our own death?
Drawing on our own and other cultures' views of death and dying, Elisabeth Kübler-Ross provides some illuminating answers to these and other questions. She offers a spectrum of viewpoints, including those of ministers, rabbis, doctors, nurses, and sociologists, and the personal accounts of those near death and of their survivors.
Once we come to terms with death as a part of human development, the author shows, death can provide us with a key to the meaning of human existence.
  

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Review: Death: The Final Stage of Growth

User Review  - Elizabeth Merchant - Goodreads

There wasn't a lot of new information for me here, and overall I found it slightly tiresome. But others might not feel the same; I just happened to have already come across similar info in other books. Read full review

Review: Death: The Final Stage of Growth

User Review  - Sarah - Goodreads

A bit dated... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
THE ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT OF DYING
7
DEATH IN THE FIRST PERSON
25
A MATTER OF CHOICE
33
Heller
38
GUIDELINES FOR MOURNING
44
THE DEATH THAT ENDS DEATH IN HINDUISM
52
Dying Is Easy But Living Is Hard
73
A MOTHER MOURNS AND GROWS
97
ONE WOMANS DEATHA VICTORY AND A TRIUMPH
105
5
117
DEDICATED
131
Shirley Holzer Jeffrey
134
LOVE WILL NEVER GO AWAY
143
Omega
164
Index
177

A TIME FOR GRIEF AND GROWTH
87

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About the author (1997)

Elisabeth Kübler-Ross M.D., is a psychiatrist and a world-renowned authority and counselor on death. Her works include On Death and Dying, AIDS, Questions and Answers on Death and Dying, and The Wheel of Life.

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