On Death and Dying

On Death and DyingI am than grateful for you Dr Kubler Ross Though it was not easy at all, but your life quest on death and dying really helped me in very sensitive situations I have been dealing with Thank you and the stars seemed like the burning tears of that ignorant darkness Tagore Having recently lost my husband, I felt compelled to re read this classic study by Dr Kubler Ross who I had the privilege of meeting and dining with several years ago This groundbreaking work describes the now well known stages of grief denial and isolationism, bargaining, depression, anger, and acceptance She explains the reasons behind each of these emotions and how to deal with them as best as one can She uses personal interviews with the grief stricken, some of which are heartbreaking It is the rare person who does not experience these emotions albeit somewhat briefly and not necessarily in the order in which they are listed.I highly recommend this book to all readers, even if they have not had a recent death of friend or family It is fascinating and spiritually uplifting. One Of The Most Important Psychological Studies Of The Late Twentieth Century, On Death And Dying Grew Out Of Dr Elisabeth K Bler Ross S Famous Interdisciplinary Seminar On Death, Life, And Transition In This Remarkable Book, Dr K Bler 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 I re read this book from time to time simply because it helps me put the circle of life into perspective, and having recently had to put Honey, our 11.5 year old dog to sleep, I pulled this out again and read the parts that deal with the process and necessity and importance of allowing ourselves to grieve One of the most important psychological studies of the late twentieth century, On Death and Dying grew out of Dr Elisabeth K bler Ross s famous interdisciplinary seminar on death, life, and transition In this remarkable book, Dr K bler 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 On Death and Dying isn t the kind of book I normally read much less review but it s such an important, powerful work that I feel it needs to be shared in hopes that others will benefit from the insights and wisdom found within.This is a well written, compassionate but honest collection of interviews with dying patients and their families, the purpose of this study book being to help both deal with the emotions and the many phases of death they will face Denial Anger Depression It was a difficult read sometimes because I couldn t help but become attached to the patients and ache for what they were going through.And as hard as it might be to believe, this book is also an excellent help when going through a relationship breakup, whether by choice or not As my dear friend, Beverly, always told me, You have to go through it to get through it. I miss you, Brat I highly recommend this book to anyone with elderly or ailing friends or family members, or to anyone who works in healthcare It s written with respect and integrity, giving hope to the living and honoring the dying by helping assure them of a peaceful, dignified passing. It took me a while to get through this one for obvious reasons I kind of got through most of the sections as I was going through them, although I am still in the middle of this process and reading of the whole process is beginning to help Grief is not a straight line but rather a series of knots that I find myself having to untie again and again I am moving through it and I have no idea where I m going but I m going there. I took a class called Death and Dying in 1993 or 1994 and this was our textbook.The class and the book changed my entire viewpoint on death, grief, letting goeverything It was, hands down, the best, most useful, most enlightening class I took in my undergrad career.I kept all my literature books, my Chaucer compendium, and my Shakespeare plays and I kept this book Moreover, I kept all the notes from this class because I knew I would need them someday I need them all now and I can t find the book or the folder full of notes They are in my house, somewhere safe, somewhere where I should be able to find them because I would have put them in a findable placebut I don t know where that findable place is and it is driving me crazy. Someone else s review reminded me of this one I read it as part of my research for a role in the play Shadowbox Sooo interesting not to mention highly accessible and useful for psyche babble Kubler Ross contends that every person adjusting to the idea of death goes through five stages though they may bounce back and forth, skip ahead, etc., everyone hits all five at some point They are Denial, Bargaining, Anger, Depression, Acceptance.I read this book probably over 10 years ago, and I still think of it The most interesting part of all From my observation over those years, I believe that we all go through these five stages in adjusting to ANYTHING that sucks, not just death which is obviously the most extreme example of suckiness.Now I feel all morbid Gotta go watch cartoons with my kids and eat ice cream I recently lost my husband after he was diagnosed with a terminal disease I was surprised that I haven t fallen apartat least not yet I decided to read this well known book to understand the grieving process I was surprised to read about anticipatory grief which, I now realize, is what I have been going through for the last 10 months and in particular in the last 5 months since the diagnosis was confirmed I understand that I may not go through all 5 stages denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance in order or at all I do now understand that some of my feelings are the norm and so, I can move on in my own time frame I would recommend this book to anyone who is currently going through this significant event and life changing situation whether you are the one who has the illness or the one who is living and caring and loving the patient As the Hospice nurse told me, the caretaker has to take care of themselves too This book will assist you in doing that. To begin this review, an important quote about the way we train doctors to interact with patientsWhat happens in a society that puts emphasis on IQ and class standing than on simple matters of tact, sensitivity, perceptiveness, and good taste in the management of the suffering In a professional society where the young medical student is admired for his research and laboratory work during the first years of medical school while he is at a loss of words when a patient asks him a simple question If we could combine the teaching of the new scientific and technical achievements with equal emphasis on the interpersonal human relationships we could indeed make progress, but not if the new knowledge is conveyed to the student at the price of less and less interpersonal contact.A wonderful book about what the dying can teach us about how and why to live Kubler Ross takes us through her model of grief denial, anger, bargaining, sadness, and acceptance and explains the functions and complexities of each stage She also discusses the history of death and how society s views of it have changed, as well as the ways in which we interact with the dying A quote I found helpful about understanding angerA patient who is respected and understood, who is given attention and a little time, will soon lower his voice and reduce his angry demands He will know that he is a valuable human being, cared for, allowed to function at the highest possible level as long as he can He will be listened to without the need for a temper tantrum, he will be visited without ringing the bell every so often because dropping in on him is not a necessary duty but a pleasure My main takeaway from reading On Death and Dying talk about death These conversations carry huge challenges and loads of emotional difficulty But they have the potential to create an openness and understanding that will free both the dying and those closest to them Kubler Ross shares many interviews in this book and exposes us to how hard death is By doing so, she allows us to start the process of accepting the trials and tribulations that come with passing on, so we can live the best we can.Recommended to anyone interested in death and dying, either because of a personal experience or for a miscellaneous reason I will end this review with a final quote that resonated with meThose who have the strength and the love to sit with a dying patient in the silence that goes beyond words will know that this moment is neither frightening nor painful, but a peaceful cessation of the functioning of the body Watching a peaceful death of a human being reminds us of a falling star one of a million lights in a vast sky that flares up for a brief moment only to disappear into the endless night forever To be a therapist to a dying patient makes us aware of the uniqueness of each individual in this vast sea of humanity It makes us aware of our finiteness, our limited lifespan Few of us live beyond our three score and ten years and yet in that brief time most of us create and live a unique biography and weave ourselves into the fabric of human history view spoiler 226 6 STUDENT Your daughter told us he had been a missionary in S and you re very active in church work This was part of the reason for the deep religious background What was the nature of his missionary work Why isn t he still in it MOTHER Well, he was a Mormon And they always paid all his funds, paid all his benefits and everything, and so when we were first married, I went along to church for about a year Then he started going with me and for seventeen years he went every Sunday with me and the children About four or five years ago he joined our church and has been a worker has been in it all that time 103 Our initial reaction to sad people is usually to try to cheer them up, to tell them not to look at things so grimly or so hopelessly We encourage them to look at the bright side of life, at all the colorful, positive things around them This is often an expression of our own needs, our own inability to tolerate a long face over any extended period of time 230Sundy School Work she thinks they are going to fix me up in here Then you are supposed to sit in a chair and you just don t have any desire to sit in that chair You know it s going to be a mass of white chalk when you get up, and it s an uncomfortable situation hide spoiler

Elisabeth K bler Ross, M.D was a Swiss born psychiatrist, a pioneer in near death studies and the author of the groundbreaking book On Death and Dying 1969 , where she first discussed what is now known as the K bler Ross model In this work she proposed the now famous Five Stages of Grief as a pattern of adjustment These five stages of grief are denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and accept

[Epub] ❧ On Death and Dying Author Elisabeth Kübler-Ross – Ultimatetrout.info
  • Paperback
  • 288 pages
  • On Death and Dying
  • Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
  • English
  • 22 January 2017
  • 9780684839387

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