Denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. The five stages of grief, first formulated in this hugely influential work forty years ago, are now part of our common understanding of bereavement. The five stages were first identified by Elisabeth Kübler-Ross in her work with dying patients at the University of Chicago and were considered phases that all or most people went through, when faced with the prospect of their own death. They are now often accepted as a response to any major life change.
However, in spite of these terms being in general use, the subject of death is still surrounded by conventional attitudes and reticence that offer only fragile comfort because they evade the real issues. This groundbreaking book is still relevant - giving a voice to dying people and exploring what impending death means to them, often in their own words. People speak about their experience of dying, their relief in expressing their fear and anger and being able to move forward to a state of acceptance and peace.
Ideal for all those with an interest in bereavement or the five stages of grief, this book contains a new extended introduction from Professor Allan Kellehear. This additional chapter re-examines On Death and Dying
looking at how it has influenced contemporary thought and practice.
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Table of Contents
Foreword to the First Edition xix
Acknowledgements to the First Edition xxi
Preface to the First Edition xxiii
I On the Fear of Death 1
II Attitudes toward Death and Dying 9
III First Stage: Denial and Isolation 31
IV Second Stage: Anger 40
V Third Stage: Bargaining 66
VI Forth Stage: Depression 69
VII Fifth Stage: Acceptance 91
VIII Hope 112
IX The Patient's Family 128
X Some Interviews with Terminally Ill Patients 147
XI Reactions to the Seminar on Death and Dying 199
XII Therapy with the Terminally Ill 219
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book shares how dying people teach us to care for their soul. It is a book that reminds us to see people as sacred human beings, and not, a disease. As you read this book, I hope you take the time to ponder the teachings of the dying. Dying people have much to teach us about what is important in life. Read, learn, and heal.
The book wasen't what I expected it to be. It is written from a different angel than I thought it would be. But it was very helpful.I feel it would help anyone dealing with a loved one that has been diagnosed with an advanced fatal disease. I would definity recommend this to anyone dealing with a situation of this kind.
This is a great book for anyone entering the medical field. Ross teaches the readers how to have compassion for dying patients and the importance of recognizing the process of grief. Also, it forces readers to accept the inevitability of caring for a dying patient.
Everyone can learn valuable insight from Elisabeth Kubler-Ross. A book for all to read.