Life and Death: Lessons from the Dying

  • Elisabeth Kübler-Ross


I must have looked at my kitchen calendar a hundred times and read this saying often, without really grasping its meaning. It was not until years later that I became aware of the symbolical meaning of the statement, when I started to work with dying patients and followed them from the day of admission to the hospital until the time of their death.


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  1. Kübler-Ross, E. 1969. On Death and Dying. New York, Macmillan.Google Scholar
  2. The literature review is an excerpt from The Meaning of Death to be published by Elisabeth Kübler-Ross and the late René Fueloep-Miller.Google Scholar
  3. Future Shock“ poem is part of a book in preparation, Children and Death,by Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, to be published by Macmillan.Google Scholar
  4. Gordon, D.C. 1970. Overcoming the Fear of Death. New York, Macmillan.Google Scholar

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