On Death and Dying
What the Dying Have to Teach Doctors, Nurses, Clergy and Their Own Families
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Death & Dying
Aug 12, 2014
139.7 x 212.72 x 20.32 mm
- Author Bio
Fifty years after its original publication, a commemorative edition with a new introduction and updated resources section of Dr. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross’s 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. 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 readers 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.
This edition includes an elegant, enlightening introduction by Dr. Ira Byock, a prominent palliative care physician and the author of Dying Well, as well as Congressional testimony given by Dr. Kübler-Ross on death with dignity.
"On Death and Dying can help us face, professionally and personally, the end of life."
- Medical Opinion & Review
"A profound lesson for the living."
- Life Magazine
"Seminal... just as important and poignant today as it was 40 years ago."
- Huffington Post