On Death and Dying

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Simon and Schuster, Jul 2, 1997 - 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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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  - HadriantheBlind - LibraryThing

A study of how people react towards death. The commonly known 'five-stages' model is outlined here, and many case studies and examples and described in depth. Morbid and necessary reading, to understand the psychology of our own grief and extinction. 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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