288 pages, 8.44 × 5.5 × 0.8 in
June 9, 1997
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0684839385
ISBN - 13: 9780684839387
Read from the Book
Chapter 1On the Fear of DeathLet me not pray to be sheltered from dangers but to be fearless in facing them.Let me not beg for the stilling of my pain but for the heart to conquer it.Let me not look for allies in life battlefield but to my own strength.Let me not crave in anxious fear to be saved but hope for the patience to win my freedom.Grant me that I may not be a coward, feeling your mercy in my success alone; but let me find the grasp of your hand in my failure.Rabindranath Tagore, Fruit-GatheringEpidemics have taken a great toll of lives in past generations. Death in infancy and early childhood was frequent and there were few families who didn't lose a member of the family at an early age. Medicine has changed greatly in the last decades. Widespread vaccinations have practically eradicated many illnesses, at least in western Europe and the United States. The use of chemotherapy, especially the antibiotics, has contributed to an ever decreasing number of fatalities in infectious diseases. Better child care and education has effected a low morbidity and mortality among children. The many diseases that have taken an impressive toll among the young and middle-aged have been conquered. The number of old people is on the rise, and with this fact come the number of people with malignancies and chronic diseases associated more with old age.Pediatricians have less work with acute and life-threatening situations as they have an ever increasing number of patients with psychosomat
Table of Contents
I On the Fear of Death
II Attitudes Toward Death and Dying
III First Stage: Denial and Isolation
IV Second Stage: Anger
V Third Stage: Bargaining
VI Fourth Stage: Depression
VII Fifth Stage: Acceptance
IX The Patient's Family
X Some Interviews with Terminally Ill Patients
XI Reactions to the Seminar on Death and Dying
XII Therapy with the Terminally Ill
From the Publisher
One of the most important psychological studies of the late twentieth century, On Death and Dying grew out of Dr. Elisabeth 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 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.
About the Author
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, M.D.,
is a medical doctor, psychiatrist, and internationally renowned thanatologist. Her books include The Wheel of Life, AIDS, and Questions and Answers on Death and Dying.
From Our Editors
One of the most famous psychological studies of our time, this classic grew out of one of the author's interdisciplinary seminars on death. Sample interviews and conversations provide a better understanding of the effects which imminent death has on patients and their families. "On Death and Dying" is being reissued with other titles by Kubler-Ross to tie in with the release of her newest book, "The Wheel of Life"
Medical Opinion & Review On Death and Dying can help us face, professionally and personally, the end of life.