Kubler-Ross, Elisabeth

Kubler-Ross, Elisabeth
▪ 2005

      Swiss-born American psychiatrist and author (b. July 8, 1926, Zürich, Switz.—d. Aug. 24, 2004, Scottsdale, Ariz.), was a pioneer in the study of death and dying whose work helped revolutionize the care of the terminally ill and helped change attitudes toward pain control and death itself. She was especially known for having identified five stages of grief experienced by the dying: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. Kübler-Ross, one of identical triplets whose survival was at first doubtful, knew at a young age that she wanted to be a doctor and defied her father's plans for her to be his secretary in the business he managed. Instead, she worked at a variety of jobs and, when World War II ended, did volunteer relief work in Poland before studying at the University of Zürich, from which she received her medical degree in 1957. She moved to the U.S. the following year and was disturbed to discover the medical community's tendency to refuse to acknowledge the reality of death to terminally ill patients and therefore to deny those patients the help they needed for dealing with it. In the early 1960s, as a teaching fellow at the University of Colorado's medical school, Kübler-Ross began to try to enlighten her students on the subject, and while working in Chicago, she held seminars in which the terminally ill were interviewed and allowed to express themselves. It was from these interviews that she developed her description of the five stages, which she set forth in her best-selling On Death and Dying (1969). Gradually, the medical profession adopted new methods of treating patients at the end of life. In the 1970s, however, Kübler-Ross became enamoured of more eccentric views—out-of-body experiences, spirit guides, and psychic channeling, for example—that diminished her reputation in the eyes of many people. Kübler-Ross wrote more than 20 books, including her autobiography, The Wheel of Life: A Memoir of Living and Dying (1997), and On Grief and Grieving, due to be published in 2005.

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