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Apie mirtį ir mirimą

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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 sa...more
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Published 2008 by Katalikų pasaulio leidiniai (first published 1969)
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UniquelyMoi ... So I Can Shine...

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 Kübler-Ross's famous interdisciplinary seminar on death, life, and
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Meg
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...more
Erica
I took a class called "Death and Dying" from Dr. Joan Ray in...1993 or 1994 and this was our textbook.
The class and the book changed my entire viewpoint on death, grief, letting go...everything. 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 n...more
Josh
I don't know. I read it to understand my own grieving. I suppose the introduction of the five stages of grief is pretty monumental and I have to give it credit for that. It's written very much as a psychologist's thesis, so it isn't always compelling. If clinical, though, it's still anything but insensitive. The writing is without flourish but the message, the research, the observations are all enlightening. I never understood where anger fit into my current and past experiences of grief, but it...more
Terri
I recently lost my husband after he was diagnosed with a terminal disease. I was surprised that I haven't fallen apart...at 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, de...more
Miriam Krupka
As you can see from the title, I took this book from Ari's shelf - I had never heard of Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, but it seems like anyone in the medical/psychological professions have - she created the 5 stages of reaction to trauma. Anyway, this was a great read - it started stronger than it ended- she starts with laying out her philosophy on how death should be encountered by physicians and most of the rest of the book is interviews with patients. Worthwhile read if you're interested in this top...more
Marissa
I read this book three years after my mother passed away. At the time I refused all help, including reading any books which would have reflected my situation at the time.
No doubt 'On Death and Dying' would have been helpful to me, but I don't think I could have appreciated it to the fullest extent. I'm happy to have read it now, and I think I got what I needed from it.
I'm young, and I will experience many more deaths in my life- and there's always the possibility of facing my own death as well!...more
Igor Tsinman
Книга “О смерти и умирании” (On Death and Dying) о процессе умирания, о том, как человек постепенно отрешается от жизни.

Вот как автор Элизабет Кюблер-Росс определяет основной смысл книги:
Эта книга послужит одной-единственной цели - обострить чуткость членов семьи к смертельно больному, а больничного персонала - к неявным, невысказанным желаниям умирающих

Я читал книгу как практический конспект, который может понадобиться практически каждому человеку.

Книга “О смерти и умирании” не из легких, но...more
William
On death and dying
By me
“On death and dying” By Elisabeth Kubler-Ross. Ross goes on the subject of death, explaining what death truely means. She goes on about the the lifestyle of the patient, and how the paitent and realtives react to death. Throughout the book the book has a outline and it was to follow the 5 steps of grief,each with a patient story on how they concured each step. Denial, baraging, anger, depression, and Acceptance are all steps needed to concure death the real pain of death.
R...more
Andrea Hickman Walker
This is amazing. I had no idea so many people found death such a difficult topic to talk about. I don't know if it's to do with being an archaeologist (or, rather, a former archaeologist) and studying what dead people have left behind, including the evidence available in their bones, and the exhumation of graves and burial grounds that many archaeologists wind up doing as contract work which makes me so comfortable talking about death. It might also be the Asperger's, or maybe a combination of t...more
Melina
Reading this book in public sometimes makes people curious or uncomfortable. I've been asked if I'm in the midst of losing someone but no one is ill and I'm fine. Someone once told me I should read this because I told them that at times, for fear of being inappropriate, I don't know what to say when others announce they've lost someone other than the stale "so sorry for your loss", "if you ever need to talk I'm here", etc. It just never felt like that was helpful or enough.
It is not an 'Emily P...more
Leslie
This book and the research behind it clearly were revolutionary and in some ways have not yet had sufficient impact on the practice of medicine. The topic is extremely important, and many concepts put forward here have become heuristics of medical education about how to talk to dying patients (e.g., use simple, straight forward language including the word death; sit down; find a quiet spot to tell people bad news; make sure all the important people are present).

So, why did I say it was ok rather...more
Leonard
From her experiences with dying patients, Elisabeth Kubler-Ross describes the path in facing death. She details the famous five stages--denial and isolation, anger, bargaining, depression, acceptance--through case studies of patients. Great insight into the psychology toward our ultimate end. The book is not only for those facing death and their close ones, but for everyone, to prepare our journey to the end, and thus to gain strength in living our lives and in caring for those around us.
Sevenponds
Elisabeth Kübler-Ross (1926-2004) remains one of the most influential American psychiatrists of the twentieth century. Her “five stages of grief” model– alternately called the “Kübler-Ross model”– is still widely used, and has gained a good deal of cultural currency. This model was originally laid out in her groundbreaking work, On Death and Dying, written in 1969 and based on her experiences working with patients dying of terminal illness. She identified five “stages” the patients tended to go...more
Marmile
About the emotional reaction/dynamic when people is facing death caused by chronic illnesses. The 5 emotional stages founded by Kubler-Ross became my theoritical background for my final research project. This is really an amazing theory and very unique too!! Must read to know how to treat people who is facing death, very helpful. With a good treatment and if patients can develope moderate hope, there can be a miracle.. my 6 research subjects survived the cancer!
Will Waller
On Death and Dying represents a monumental contribution to pastoral care, although it comes from a doctoral standpoint. Kubler-Ross utilized seminars with patients who were terminally ill to gain insight into the dying process. From these seminars, she calculated that most persons go through stages of grief: shock, denial, anger, bargaining, depression, acceptance, and possibly reaching the stage of hope. Hope comes as one is able to process their grief and reach a higher state of accepting thei...more
Khalil James
Educational institutions distribute pamphlets and coin slogans that allude to bright futures and endless possibility. Here death and dying are not paid much attention until they make themselves impossible to ignore; when the word 'endless' is unmasked as an accessory to the crime of denial. Not sure why I picked up this book but the content was certainly not as trivial as I thought it would be. I no longer consider it dark to want to learn about something that all of us must eventually come to g...more
Elizabeth Decker
Read this book for a Religious Studies class called Death, Suffering, & Illness. Didn't read the entire thing but the parts that I read for class were very good. Although this book was written in the '60s it is still very real today. I will be looking on this book and reading it in its entirety in future, especially when I start my nursing career.
Hadrian
A study of how people react towards death. The commonly known 'five-stages' model is outlined here, and many case studies and examples and described in depth. Morbid and necessary reading, to understand the psychology of our own grief and extinction.
Barbara
I read this book many years ago. It was straightforward and treated this sensitive topic in a manner which was considered novel. I feel that it is a sensible approach to the grieving process.
Jenn
A classic, apparently, for anyone dealing with loss. Particularly interesting to those dealing with older loved ones with terminal illness. Educational...a little emotionally detached though.
Elizabeth
It is really deep book with many real patient stories.Dr.Ross makes death so acceptable as a natural process of life.I would recommend to read for all people- professionals and amateurs interested in depth in understanding human emotions,nature of psychological aspects of terminal illnesses,patients needs and their concerns during process of illness.It might just as good read having somebody in your family,friends or neighbors suffering from some serious illnesses.It might be a good way to clear...more
Molly
The book was fine, though I had a few qualms:

- The sexism and racism present.
"There may be the added loss of a job due to many absences or the inability to function, and mothers and wives may have to become the breadwinners, thus depriving the children of the attention they previously had. When mothers are sick, the little ones may have to be boarded out, adding to the sadness and guilt of the patient."
"It will help such a mother to know that the children play quite happily in the neighbor’s gar...more
Nana Hadji

Οι συνεντεύξεις αυτές που πραγματοποιήθηκαν την δεκαετία του '60 μετά από πρωτοβουλία της αμερικανίδας ψυχιάτρου Elisabeth Kübler-Ross με ασθενείς που πάσχουν από ανίατες ασθένειες, έγιναν η βάση για την πρώτη μελέτη σχετικά με τον τρόπο που αντιμετωπίζουν οι ασθενείς τον επικείμενο θάνατο τους και με τους τρόπους που μπορούν να βοηθηθούν από το ιατρικό προσωπικό και το οικογενειακό τους περιβάλλον. Σύμφωνα με την Kübler-Ross, ο ασθενής που μαθαίνει πως πάσχει από κάποια ανίατη ασθένεια περνά απ...more
Molly
"It might be helpful if more people would talk about death and dying as an intrinsic part of life just as they do not hesitate to mention when someone is expecting a new baby." This profound statement is just one of many that Elisabeth Kübler-Ross employs in order to convey what the dying can teach medical professionals, society, and their own families. Originally published in 1969, Kübler-Ross was undoubtedly ahead of her time. The five stages of death that Kübler-Ross patiently guides the read...more
Sianni rosenstock
On Death and Dying by Elisabeth Kulber-Ross is a critically acclaimed non-fiction book that dives deep into the psychology behind loss, grieving,and dying. Being very interested in psychology I was very excited to read this book. Although it was very interesting and enlightening I found it difficult to read. Mostly because of it's nonfiction nature I had trouble getting into it. For me to thoroughly enjoy a book I need to have strong characters who I either love or hate or am entertained by. Sin...more
Denise
Este es el segundo libro que leo de Elisabeth Kübler-Ross. Al igual que el anterior éste también me ha gustado mucho. En éste libro nos habla del miedo a la muerte, las actitudes con respecto a la muerte y el moribundo y las 5 fases por las que se transita frente a un aviso de muerte inminente: negación y aislamiento, ira, pacto, depresión y aceptación.

Sé que el libro se escribió en los 70’s y ciertamente los lineamientos para tratar y apoyar a un paciente moribundo siguen vigentes. Lo que sí me...more
Chandler
On Death and Dying is the critically acclaimed work of Elisabeth Kubler-Ross. Many even refer to it as the "bible" on death. It studies the stages of grief. Kubler-Ross used numerous case studies, meticulous research and her own knowledge of science medicine and the human mind to examine what a person goes through when they lose a loved one.
I really enjoyed this book. I thought it was bit dense but I have always been a fan of that kind of book. Each sentence makes you stop and think about what...more
James
This is the quintessential book on death and dying. I heard about it during my medical school training, and decided to read it last year.
I was doing really well with it until my mother-in-law died, then it was just a little too close and personal for a while so I had to put it down. I have now finished it.
The style can be a little hard to read at times, with discussion alternating with sometimes very long interviews, which is the only reason it doesn't get 5/5 stars.
Bottom line, it describes bo...more
Lori
So far I have attempted to write and post a review of On Death and Dying not once but two times. Both attempts were wiped out into the Goodreads ether immediately. Apparently this topic has bad mojo. But, three is a charm and I am stubborn. Here goes attempt number 3.

This year I have confronted the dismal reality that I am about to encounter profound loss in my life. I now have both parents with aggressive and challenging cancer diagnoses and it has been a brutal year filled with intense hospita...more
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Elisabeth Kübler-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 Kübler-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...more
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