Elisabeth Kübler-Ross


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Elisabeth Kübler-Ross (July 8, 1926 – August 24, 2004) was a Swiss American psychiatrist, a pioneer in near-death studies and the author of the groundbreaking book On Death and Dying (1969), where she first discussed her theory of the five stages of grief.

She is a 2007 inductee into the American National Women's Hall of Fame. She was the recipient of twenty honorary degrees and by July... more »

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  • ''It is difficult to accept death in this society because it is unfamiliar. In spite of the fact that it happens all the time, we never see it.''
    Elisabeth Kübler-Ross (b. 1926), Swiss-bornU.S. psychiatrist. Death: The Final Stage of Growth, ch. 2 (1975).
  • ''Dying is something we human beings do continuously, not just at the end of our physical lives on this earth.''
    Elisabeth Kübler-Ross (b. 1926), Swiss-born U.S. psychiatrist. Death: The Final Stage of Growth, ch. 6 (1975).
  • ''Guilt is perhaps the most painful companion of death.''
    Elisabeth Kübler-Ross (b. 1926), Swiss-born-U.S. psychiatrist. On Death and Dying, ch. 9 (1969).
  • We have to ask ourselves whether medicine is to remain a humanitarian and respected profession or a new but depersonalized science in the service of prolonging life rather than diminishing human suffe...
    Elisabeth Kübler-Ross (b. 1926), Swiss-born U.S. psychiatrist. On Death and Dying, ch. 2 (1969).
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