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Good Grief

by Lolly Winston

Good Grief
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  • First Published:
    Apr 2004, 448 pages
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    Apr 2005, 360 pages

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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 ...

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