Elisabeth Kubler-Ross: Facing Death

Elisabeth Kubler-Ross: Facing Death

Director: Stefan Haupt

Cast: Stefan Haupt, Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

     
 

No late 20th century psychoanalyst did more to help patients and the general public cope with (and comprehend) the process of human death than Dr. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross. Born in Zurich, Switzerland, Kübler-Ross earned her MD from the University of Zurich and evinced concern, generated by her firsthand observations, over the medical community's tendency to suppress… See more details below

Overview

No late 20th century psychoanalyst did more to help patients and the general public cope with (and comprehend) the process of human death than Dr. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross. Born in Zurich, Switzerland, Kübler-Ross earned her MD from the University of Zurich and evinced concern, generated by her firsthand observations, over the medical community's tendency to suppress open discussion of death with terminally ill patients. She also identified five basic psychological stages traversed by most individuals who gain an awareness of their impending demise: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance - as outlined in her seminal 1969 tome On Death and Dying. Stefan Haupt's documentary Elisabeth Kübler-Ross: Facing Death pays heartfelt and loving homage to the late psychiatrist by recounting her life story - from her birth as a underweight triplet who very nearly didn't survive, to the publication of the said book, to her establishment of a healing center in Virginia (which arsonists later burned to the ground) and her own death from a stroke in late 2004. The program intercuts extended and revealing footage from an exclusive interview with the late doctor, archival film and photographs, and on-camera conversations with Kübler-Ross's friends, family and colleagues.

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Product Details

Release Date:
11/20/2007
UPC:
0720229912907
Original Release:
2002
Source:
First Run Features
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Time:
1:38:00
Sales rank:
60,951

Special Features

About Grief & Bereavement; Elisabeth Kübler-Ross bibliography; Selected Elisabeth Kübler-Ross quotations; Filmmaker biography

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Elisabeth Kübler-Ross: Facing Death
1. It Was a Good Life [5:21]
2. Life Is Now [5:21]
3. The Triplets [10:54]
4. Finding Faith [10:42]
5. New York [4:03]
6. At Home in America [6:13]
7. The Book [8:52]
8. Children as Teachers [10:33]
9. Unfinished Business [14:18]
10. Healing Waters [8:54]
11. More to Learn [7:22]
12. Credits [2:06]

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