On Death and Dying

Posted by Teresa Hudson on Aug. 16, 2017, 8:24 p.m. 2 comments

One of the most important psychological studies of the late twentieth century, On Death and Dying grew out of Dr. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross's famous interdisciplinary seminar on death, life, and transition. In this remarkable book, Dr. Kübler-Ross first explored the now-famous five stages of death: denial and isolation, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance.


People of the general public are done a great dis-service by not pointing out to them that this work and study was about people who are dying and not about the stages of grief after a death.

Posted by Curtis Benjamin

Thank you, Curtis, for pointing out what is so misunderstood when people refer to the 5 stages. It's confusing at best that they could be applied to grief and grief recovery.

Posted by Meghan Greer

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