On Death and Dying is one of the groundbreaking books by Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, M.D. (1926–2004), a Swiss-born psychiatrist, humanitarian and co-founder of the hospice movement around the world. She authored 24 books in 36 languages and has brought comfort to millions of people coping with their own deaths or the death of a loved one. Her greatest professional legacy includes teaching the practice of humane care for the dying and the importance of sharing unconditional love. Her work continues by the efforts of hundreds of organizations around the world, including the Elisabeth Kübler-Ross Foundation (EKRFoundation.org).
“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. Through sample interviews and conversations, she gives the reader a better understanding of how imminent death affects the patient, the professionals who serve that patient, and the patient’s family, bringing hope to all who are involved.”