On Death and Dying

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On Death and Dying

What the Dying Have to Teach Doctors, Nursers, Clergy, and Their Own Families

By Elisabeth Kubler-Ross; Elisabeth Kbler-Ross

Scribner Book Company, Paperback, 9780684839387, 288pp.

Publication Date: June 9, 1997

Ten years after Elisabeth Kubler-Ross's death, a commemorative edition with a new introduction and updated resources section of her beloved groundbreaking classic on the five stages of grief.
One of the most important psychological studies of the late twentieth century, "On Death and Dying" grew out of Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross's famous interdisciplinary seminar on death, life, and transition. In this remarkable book, Dr. Kubler-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.

About the Author
Elisabeth Kubler-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 Kubler-Ross Foundation: EKRFoundation.org.

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A profound lesson for the living.

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On Death and Dying
can help us face, professionally and personally, the end of life.