AIDS: The Ultimate Challenge

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The author offers firsthand accounts of her work with AIDS patients and counsels the friends and family of AIDS victims on how they can become more compassionate and giving to their dying loved ones

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Using letters from patients, questions and answers between patient and doctor, and other compassionate tools, Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, the world's foremost expert on death and dying, shows us how to comfort the seriously ill and help AIDS patients through the critical 'stages of dying.' She addresses the stigma surrounding AIDS as a 'gay disease' and makes a special plea for prisoners with AIDS, for women and children with AIDS, and for babies with AIDS. This remarkable books is warm and informative on one of the most important subjects of our time.

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Elisabeth KÜbler-Ross, M.D. (July 8, 1926 – August 24, 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 (1969), which first discussed The Five Stages of Grief. Elisabeth authored 24 books in 36 languages and brought comfort to millions of people coping with their own deaths or the death of a loved one. Elisabeth's passions included working with terminally ill children, AIDS patients, and the elderly, amongst others. Her greatest professional legacy includes teaching the practice of humane care for the dying and the importance of sharing unconditional love.  

 

Elisabeth is a 2007 inductee into the National Women’s Hall of Fame and Time Magazine named her one of the 100 greatest thinkers of the 20th century. Her work continues by the efforts of hundreds of organizations around the world including, The Elisabeth KÜbler-Ross Foundation: www.EKRFoundation.org

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