On Death and Dying

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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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User Review  - dbsovereign - LibraryThing

A must read for therapists and others who counsel folk dealing with the grieving process. Takes us through the various stages in the process and exposes us to how different people react to death/dying in different ways. Read full review

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User Review  - jmcdbooks - LibraryThing

Rated: B Classic work becoming a little dated with the passage of time and shifts in social norms. Her research and writings were in the 60's. Today, the awareness or disinterest in dying and death ... Read full review

Contents

On the Fear of Death
1
Attitudes Toward Death and Dying
11
Denial and Isolation
37
Anger
49
Bargaining
79
Depression
83
Acceptance
109
Hope
133
Some Interviews with Terminally Ill Patients
173
Reactions to the Seminar on Death and Dying
233
Therapy with the Terminally Ill
255
Bibliography
263
Reading Group Guide
273
Guide for Further Discussion
277
Resources
281
Copyright

The Patients Family
151

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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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