Wednesday, August 25, 2004

Kübler-Ross dies.

Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, the path-breaking psychiatrist who wrote On Death and Dying (1969) and whose "fve stages of grief" is taught in every medical school, died Tuesday in Scottsdale at the age of 78. The AP report is here. Kübler-Ross mined a very rich vein of scholarship after her early classic appeared, including such titles as:
In addition to her support for the hospice movement, her writings did more than anyone's to make death and dying a socially acceptable topic for discussion, leading to the advance-directive movement and to the appearance of bestsellers like Sherwin Nuland's How We Die: Reflections on Life's Final Chapter.
posted by tommayo, 9:11 AM

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