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On Children and Death
Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
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On Children and Death

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On Children and Death is a major addition to the classic works of Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, whose On Death and Dying and Living with Death and Dying have been continuing sources of strength and solace for tens of millions of devoted readers worldwide. Based on a decade of working with dying children, this compassionate book offers the families of dead and dying children the h ...more
ebook, 288 pages
Published July 26th 2011 by Scribner (first published October 1st 1983)
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Eddy Boswell-Correa
To talk about the profundity of this book would be a waste of words as it is explicit in the subject matter so Instead I will talk about how this book succeeds and stumbles in tackling the subject matter:

Pros: this book is mostly a collection of letters from families who have had their children die or other anecdotal stories about children passing away which gives this book a wide range of voices and styles.

Book ending each chapter are a couple of paragraphs written by Dr. Kubler herself and th
Christian Engler
Sep 20, 2013 Christian Engler rated it it was amazing
The death of a child is a horrific and heartrending moment in a parent's life, a time where no words can be used, because it is totally inexpressible. Yet, somehow, Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross does find the words, and she does so by doggedly and mercifully examining children and death. By her own direct involvement as a thanatologist as well as through a series of letters by bereaved parents who have lost children by way of terminal illness, sudden death, murder or suicide, they open their hearts, ...more
Jose Luis
Jul 30, 2013 Jose Luis rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
El libro explica de un modo coherente, sencillo y práctico todo lo que sucede alrededor antes, durante y después de la muerte de un hijo.

El hecho de que el niño moribundo acepta de mejor forma su muerte que los adultos y que éstos se sumergen en la depresión es entendible y fue la base para que la autora creara este libro.

Explica detalladamente los procesos por los que se pasan cuando se tiene un hijo moribundo y fallece, ya sea de forma repentina o esperada. Así como el duelo y las aceptacione
María Greene
Sep 26, 2015 María Greene rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Este libro es desgarrador pero absolutamente hermoso y bien escrito. Por suerte, no he experimentado aún una pérdida como las que tratan en estos textos, pero... las enseñanzas son buenas y positivas y útiles de todos modos. He releído este texto varias veces. Tiene un lenguaje sencillo y es muy inspirador. Y muy interesante.
Mar 30, 2015 Cori rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I think everyone should read this book, even if they do not have children or any personal experience with death.
Apr 20, 2014 Dubiangel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
En pocas palabras es un libro hermoso, donde el significado de la muerte cambia radicalmente, donde se puede creer que cada ser humano tiene un proposito en este mundo y cuando se van es porque lo han cumplido aunque sea dificil de entender... simplemente me encanto, en este libro se cuentan historias verdaderas de familias que perdieron inesperada o esperadamente a sus niñios y salieron adelante como mejores seres humanos.
Aug 07, 2012 Alvaro rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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A great Book for anyone in the hard times to face a son or a daughter's death.
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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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