- Dear Friends,
Some of you are no doubt aware of the work Elisabeth Kubler-Ross did
among many Anthroposophists, and, as a result of that work, was
"discredited" by the so-called official scientific medical community.
Her "five stages" are a wonderful blend for many of those studying Steiner.
Pioneer In Thinking On Dying Has Died
POSTED: 9:48 am EDT August 25, 2004
*PHOENIX -- *A psychiatrist who helped change how the world looks at
terminally ill patients has died.Family members say Elisabeth
Kubler-Ross died Tuesday of natural causes at her home in Scottsdale,
Ariz. She was 78.Her 1969 book "On Death and Dying" focused on the needs
of the dying. It offered her theory that terminally ill patients go
through five stages of grief -- denial, anger, bargaining, depression
She once wrote that people who learn to know -- rather than fear and
fight death -- "become our teachers about life."Kubler-Ross also argued
that medical care focusing just on keeping the body running ignores a
terminally ill patient "as a human being."She wrote 12 later books on
subjects including how to deal with the death of a child and an early
study of the AIDS epidemic.
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