On Death and Dying

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Simon and Schuster, Jul 2, 1997 - Family & Relationships - 286 pages
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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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, 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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