On Grief and Grieving: Finding the Meaning of Grief Through the Five Stages of Loss

Simon and Schuster, 19 jul. 2005 - 256 pagina's
Shortly before her death in 2004, Elisabeth Kübler-Ross and David Kessler, her collaborator, completed the manuscript for this, her final book. On Grief and Grieving is a fitting completion to her work. Thirty-six years and sixteen books ago, Kübler-Ross's groundbreaking On Death and Dying changed the way we talk about the end of life. Now On Grief and Grieving will profoundly influence the way we experience the process of grief. On Death and Dying began as a theoretical book, an interdisciplinary study of our fear of death and our inevitable acceptance of it. It introduced the world to the now-famous five stages: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. On Grief and Grieving applies these stages to the process of grieving and weaves together theory, inspiration, and practical advice, all based on Kübler-Ross's and Kessler's professional and personal experiences, and is filled with brief, topic-driven stories. It includes sections on sadness, hauntings, dreams, coping, children, healing, isolation, and even the subject of sex during grief. ""I know death is close,"" Kübler-Ross says at the end of the book, ""but not quite yet. I lie here like so many people over the years, in a bed surrounded by flowers and looking out a big window....I now know that the purpose of my life is more than these stages....It is not just about the life lost but also the life lived."" In one of their final writing sessions, Kübler-Ross told Kessler, ""The last nine years have taught me patience, and the weaker and more bed-bound I become, the more I'm learning about receiving love."" On Grief and Grieving is Elisabeth Kübler-Ross's final legacy, one that brings her life's work profoundly full circle.

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KblerRoss, author of the classic On Death and Dying, wrote this book with Kessler (The Needs of the Dying) shortly before her death in 2004. It applies her famous stages of dying to the grief process ... Volledige review lezen

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Authors Note
Anticipatory Grief
The Inner Worldof Grief

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Veelvoorkomende woorden en zinsdelen

Over de auteur (2005)

Elisabeth Kubler-Ross is a renowned doctor, psychiatrist, philosopher, healer and humanitarian. She has a worldwide reputation: her books have been translated into 20 languages. She has been called 'a true international citizen' and has received over 25 honorary doctorates.

David Kessler is the author of THE RISING OF THE DYING (HarperCollins, 1997) and is a recognised leader in the field of hospice care. He has worked with many famous figures worldwide - from Mother Teresa to Elizabeth Taylor - and has made regular appearances on US television.

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