Posted on June 1, 2012
The landmark text on grief: Is it still relevant?
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 through when dealing with their imminent mortality: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance.
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