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Living with Death and Dying

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In this compassionate and moving guide to communicating with the terminally ill, Dr. Elisabeth Küebler-Ross, the world's foremost expert on death and dying, shares her tools for understanding how the dying convey their innermost knowledge and needs. Expanding on the workshops that have made her famous and loved around the world, she shows us the importance of meaningful ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published June 9th 1997 by Scribner (first published October 1st 1982)
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Nicole Roccas
Apr 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I read this book for two reasons. First, I am working my way through the lesser-known works of EKR's oeuvre in preparation for a class I am co-teaching on death in the Eastern Orthodox tradition at the Orthodox School of Theology (Toronto). Second, my father-in-law is currently in the middle of a long battle with cancer that doesn't have a good prognosis. I was looking for a practical book that would help me navigate communication, and after attempts with less-than-stellar books, I finally just ...more
Crystal
May 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Very thorough and helpful, but some articles are inevitably more helpful than others. Overall very good though!
if you work in hospice or homecare dealing with death alot this book is worth reading great insight on coping and how to handle the ending process.
actually gonna buy this book for reference
Christian Engler
Sep 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
The data and writings of Dr. Elizabeth Kubler-Ross are really perceptive and affecting, because they show the living what can be possible versus what just is, as well as how life can and should be lived: to the fullest and most meaningful way possible. And with all Kubler-Ross's previous books, Living with Death and Dying is no exception. In this, her fifth book, she looks at the progression of palliative care by way of parent-pediatric involvement (see Section III, Parent Care: Total ...more
Russ
Feb 18, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: medical, non-fiction
This short book is really only half by Kubler-Ross. Two of its four chapters are written by others, and the last chapter is transcription of an interview with Kubler-Ross. As a result, I think that the usefulness of the book is somewhat undermined; the book can't seem to determine if it is written for medical professionals or a general audience, nor can it figure out whether it is scholarly or not. I think the most interesting chapter was written by Martha Pearse Elliott, which talked about how ...more
William Hiser
Apr 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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Living with Death and Dying: How to communicate with the terminally ill, written by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, MD, is a 181 page How-To book published by Touchstone in 1997. It was written for grades 9+, ages 14- adult. The author teaches us how to use her tools for understanding how the dying tell their innermost knowledge and needs. She describes the urgency for meaningful dialogue in assisting patients to pass with peace and dignity. We learn how important we are to the person dying
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shiv
May 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
Everybody can find something useful from this little piece on psychiatry. The book talks about how to communicate with people who are about to die and mentally prepare the family members for the inevitable. Sounds like a bit gloomy topic but it's factual nonetheless.
Vicky
Nov 09, 2010 rated it it was amazing
One of the most important books of our time. Read it years ago.
Kevin
Mar 19, 2009 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: psychology
What the dying have to teach us. More about denial, acceptance, and attitudes of people that are terminal.
Karin
Aug 09, 2009 rated it it was amazing
great book for anyone wanting to support someone with terminal cancer
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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 ...more