A profound lesson for the living.Medical Opinion & Review On Death and Dying
can help us face, professionally and personally, the end of life.
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About the Author
Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, MD, [1926–2004] was a Swiss-born psychiatrist, humanitarian, and co-founder of the hospice movement around the world. She was also the author of the groundbreaking book On Death and Dying
, which first discussed The Five Stages of Grief. Elisabeth authored twenty-four books in thirty-six languages and 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.
Ira Byock, M.D., is a leading palliative care physician, author, and public advocate for improving care through the end of life. He is past president of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and directed the national Promoting Excellence in End-of-Life Care program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Dr. Byock is a professor of medicine at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. More information is available on IraByock.org.
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