On Death and Dying (Google eBook)

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Simon and Schuster, Jul 26, 2011 - Psychology - 288 pages
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One of the most important psychological studies of the late twentieth century, On Death and Dying grew out of Dr. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross's famous interdisciplinary seminar on death, life, and transition. In this remarkable book, Dr. Kübler-Ross first explored the now-famous five stages of death: denial and isolation, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. Through sample interviews and conversations, she gives the reader a better understanding of how imminent death affects the patient, the professionals who serve that patient, and the patient's family, bringing hope to all who are involved.
  

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grand, very clear writing style!!! - Goodreads
Wonderful insights from the dying. - Goodreads
Educational...a little emotionally detached though. - Goodreads
I'm doing some *light* research for a role. - Goodreads
read this for research for a show. - Goodreads
Referenced this book in writing my senior thesis. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Molly - Goodreads

The book was fine, though I had a few qualms: - The sexism and racism present. "There may be the added loss of a job due to many absences or the inability to function, and mothers and wives may have ... Read full review

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User Review  - Amanda Birdwell - Goodreads

I was really disappointed in this -- maybe because I'd heard such good things. Very little concrete strategies for working with the dying, weird, stilted interviews, and no teasing apart of the role ... Read full review

Contents

Preface
11
On the Fear of Death
15
Attitudes Toward Death and Dying
25
Denial and Isolation
51
Anger
63
Bargaining
93
Depression
97
Acceptance
123
Hope
147
The Patients Family
165
Some Interviews With Terminally Ill Patients
187
Reactions to the Seminar on Death and Dying
247
Therapy with the Terminally Ill
269
Bibliography
277
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About the author (2011)

Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, MD, [1926–2004] was a Swiss-born psychiatrist, humanitarian, and co-founder of the hospice movement around the world. She was also the author of the groundbreaking book On Death and Dying, which first discussed The Five Stages of Grief. Elisabeth authored twenty-four books in thirty-six languages and brought comfort to millions of people coping with their own deaths or the death of a loved one. Her greatest professional legacy includes teaching the practice of humane care for the dying and the importance of sharing unconditional love. Her work continues by the efforts of hundreds of organizations around the world, including The Elisabeth Kübler-Ross Foundation: EKRFoundation.org.

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