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Questions and Answers on Death and Dying: A Companion Volume to On Death and Dying

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On Death and Dying is one of the most important books ever written on the subject and is still considered the bench-mark in the care of the dying. It became an immediate bestseller, and Life magazine called it "a profound lesson for the living." This companion volume consists of the questions that are most frequently asked of Dr. Kübler-Ross and her compassionate answers. ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published June 9th 1997 by Scribner (first published 1974)
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Christian Engler
Sep 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Questions & Answers on Death and Dying is an extremely helpful resource to those who are bereaved or are on the cusp of being so. It is also a good introductory book, as was its predecessor-On Death and Dying-to the area of counseling psychology, specifically thanatology, the study of death and dying, for there are many issues in the dying process that are addressed: nonverbal symbolic language, prolongation of life, sudden death, suicide and terminal illness, fear, faith and hope to old age ...more
Mar 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I read this book several years ago, and was reminded about it today. At the time that I read it, I was sick the second time with my cancer. I was discouraged from reading the book -- it might be too "close to home," I was told. On the contrary, I found it a relief that Kubler-Ross articulated so much about the reality of death and our culture's denial of it. No one wants to die, but it is an inevitable part of life. And, as a cancer patient, it is a shadow that is over your heart every day. I am ...more
Feb 28, 2011 rated it really liked it
Not finished with it yet. I started reading it before on death and dying- which was, admittedly very silly. But I really, really like the fact that she complied q and a sections from her lectures on her experiences. On a semi-personally level: I really admit the way she takes a lot of questions in stride. I'm not sure if Dr. Kubler-Ross was zen in real life but she definitely appears so in this book- some of the questions seem real snarky, cynical and downright angry at times. She just rolls wit ...more
Apr 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Anyone scared of going to hell? I read this as a young man in my twenties and it put me on the path to what eventually became atheism, by freeing me from the fear. I can say in all honesty that this is the one book that helped me become a happier, more confident, more open, more enquiring person.
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross: 1, Catholic Church: 0.
Pablo Palet Araneda
I guess it would have been better if I'd have read On death and dying first; specially because I was looking for these books since two decades ago at least. Moreover, I wonder how much have changed the helping professions since it was written. Anyway, it made me think a lot in its central topic: my own approach to death and dying.
Feb 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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this is a great, insightful book that remains relevant even today in 2013 imo, but i am curious as to how much has changed in the last 40 years since this and on death and dying were published and i can't seem to find anything to sate my curiosity
Jaime Contreras
This was a good personalized companion to the original book. Yes,some of the questions are ridiculous but they are posed by people. Some of the exchanges reveal Dr. Kubler-Ross' personal spiritual beliefs.
Jayne Mattson
Aug 28, 2011 rated it really liked it
This book is a great read for anyone who has experience death in their lives and is looking for some sort of explanation of what really happens toward the end of our lives.
Jul 11, 2010 rated it it was amazing
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I read this a long time ago when nursing in palliatve care and Elizabeth Kubler-Ross became my hero!
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I read this after my mom died. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross is a highly acclaimed author and I definitely recommend reading anything she has written.
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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