On Death and Dying

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Simon and Schuster, 1969 - Family & Relationships - 286 pages
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One of the most famous psychological studies of the late twentieth century, On Death and Dying grew out of an interdisciplinary seminar on death, originated and conducted by Dr. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross. In On Death and Dying, Dr. Kübler-Ross first introduced and explored the now-famous idea of the five stages of dealing with death: denial and isolation, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. With sample interviews and conversations, she gives the reader a better understanding of how imminent death affects the patient, the professionals who serve the patient, and the patient's family, bringing hope, solace, and peace of mind to all 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  - Carrie - Goodreads

I read this book for a few reasons, but the main reason was because I am starting a chaplain course in a couple weeks and thought this would be helpful to me because I may have to deal with terminally ... Read full review

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User Review  - Blue Mountains Library - Goodreads

This is the seminal book on death and dying (it was referenced in another book that I read). The author interviewed patients who were facing their own death to learn and understand how they felt about ... 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 111 Patients
187
Reactions to the Seminar on Death and Dying
247
Therapy with the Terminally 111
269
Bibliography
277
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Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, M.D., is a medical doctor, psychiatrist, and internationally known thanatologist. Her books include Questions and Answers on Death and Dying, Living with Death and Dying, AIDS, On Children and Death, and The Wheel of Life. She lives in California.

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