One of the most important psychological studies of the late twentieth century,OnDeath and Dyinggrew out of Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross's famous interdisciplinary seminar on death, life and transition. In this remarkable book, Dr. Kubler-Ross first explores the now-famous 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. This new edition will include an introduction by Dr. Ira Byock, a prominent palliative care physican and the author of Dying Well.
Elisabeth Kübler-Ross was one of the best-loved and most-respected authorities on the subject of death and dying. Her books have been translated into twenty-seven languages. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross passed away on August 24, 2004 at the age of seventy-eight.
David Kessler is a grief and loss specialist and leader in the field of hospice and palliative care. His first book, The Needs of the Dying, received praise from Mother Teresa. He also co-authored On Grief and Grieving with Elisabeth Kübler-Ross. His latest book is Visions, Trips and Crowded Rooms: Who and What You See Before You Die. He lives in Los Angeles. His website is Grief.com.
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