Questions and Answers on Death and Dying: A Memoir of Living and Dying

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On Death and Dying is one of the most important books ever written on the subject and is still considered the bench-mark in the care of the dying. It became an immediate bestseller, and Life magazine called it "a profound lesson for the living." This companion volume consists of the questions that are most frequently asked of Dr. Kübler-Ross and her compassionate answers. She discusses accepting the end of life, suicide, terminal illness, euthanasia, how to tell a patient he or she is critically ill, and how to deal with all the special difficulties surrounding death. Questions and Answers on Death and Dying is a vital resource for doctors, nurses, members of the clergy, social workers, and lay people dealing with death and dying.

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For the past five years, psychiatrist Elisabeth Kuebler-Ross has been answering the questions of professional people and families who have been faced with the care of the dying. Doctors, nurses, clergymen, and social workers, as well as lay people, have gathered in workshops around the country to ask her questions arising out of their experiences with the terminally ill. Many had read "On Death and Dying" and were trying to put its precepts into practice. This sequel to "On Death and Dying" consists of the most frequently asked questions and Dr. Kuebler-Ross's answers.

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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.

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