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Questions & Answers on Death and Dying is an extremely helpful resource to those who are bereaved or are on the cusp of being so. It is also a good introductory book, as was its predecessor-On Death and Dying-to the area of counseling psychology, specifically thanatology, the study of death and dying, for there are many issues in the dying process that are addressed: nonverbal symbolic language, prolongation of life, sudden death, suicide and terminal illness, fear, faith and hope to old age and...
I read this book several years ago, and was reminded about it today. At the time that I read it, I was sick the second time with my cancer. I was discouraged from reading the book -- it might be too "close to home," I was told. On the contrary, I found it a relief that Kubler-Ross articulated so much about the reality of death and our culture's denial of it. No one wants to die, but it is an inevitable part of life. And, as a cancer patient, it is a shadow that is over your heart every day. I am...
Anyone scared of going to hell? I read this as a young man in my twenties and it put me on the path to what eventually became atheism, by freeing me from the fear. I can say in all honesty that this is the one book that helped me become a happier, more confident, more open, more enquiring person. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross: 1, Catholic Church: 0.
this is a great, insightful book that remains relevant even today in 2013 imo, but i am curious as to how much has changed in the last 40 years since this and on death and dying were published and i can't seem to find anything to sate my curiosity
I read this a long time ago when nursing in palliatve care and Elizabeth Kubler-Ross became my hero!
A wonderful companion to On Death and Dying and an extra "personal questions" chapter, which I really enjoyed. Kubler-Ross is such an interesting woman, not just because she revolutionized death literature, but also because she completely changed the meaning of the word "death". If you get the chance to read any of her books, please do!
This is an accompaniment to the book On Death and Dying. However, it can very well be read independently too. The author provides answers to the questions she must have received overtime from various people when they or the ones they cared for were faced with death. The answers act as a guide for all to fall back to when facing similar situations.Having picked this book at a time when a dear one happened to face a similar challenge, the answers proved to be of much assistance.
I may have read this book many years ago. Regardless, there was nothing new here!
Not finished with it yet. I started reading it before on death and dying- which was, admittedly very silly. But I really, really like the fact that she complied q and a sections from her lectures on her experiences. On a semi-personally level: I really admit the way she takes a lot of questions in stride. I'm not sure if Dr. Kubler-Ross was zen in real life but she definitely appears so in this book- some of the questions seem real snarky, cynical and downright angry at times. She just rolls wit...
I guess it would have been better if I'd have read On death and dying first; specially because I was looking for these books since two decades ago at least. Moreover, I wonder how much have changed the helping professions since it was written. Anyway, it made me think a lot in its central topic: my own approach to death and dying.
This was a good personalized companion to the original book. Yes,some of the questions are ridiculous but they are posed by people. Some of the exchanges reveal Dr. Kubler-Ross' personal spiritual beliefs.
This book is a great read for anyone who has experience death in their lives and is looking for some sort of explanation of what really happens toward the end of our lives.
I read this after my mom died. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross is a highly acclaimed author and I definitely recommend reading anything she has written.