Elisabeth Kubler Ross was
born in 1926 in Zurich, Switzerland and died
of natural causes in 2004 in Arizona. Her
ground breaking and bestselling book, On
Death and Dying, (1969) did much to
change the treatment of terminally ill
patients. She was compelled to write
it while working as a doctor in hospitals in
New York, Colorado and Chicago, where she
was appalled by the standard treatment for
dying patients: 'They were shunned and
abused; nobody was honest with them.'
Ross' five psychological stages of dying
Denial - At first, we tend to deny the loss ...