Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

Elisabeth Kübler-Ross was a Swiss-American psychiatrist, a pioneer in near-death studies, and the author of the groundbreaking book 'On Death and Dying' (1969), where she first discussed her theory of the five stages of grief, also known as the 'Kübler-Ross model'. Her extensive work with the dying led to a revolution in how we understand and care for patients facing the end of life. She was also a strong advocate for hospice care and contributed significantly to the field of thanatology.


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  1. 1. On Death and Dying

    This groundbreaking book explores the five stages of grief experienced by terminally ill patients. The author, a Swiss-American psychiatrist, introduces the concept of the five stages: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance, which has since been universally recognized and applied in various fields. The book is based on the author's series of interviews with dying patients, providing an empathetic and insightful look into the emotional and psychological experiences of those facing death.