Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Elizabeth Kubler -Ross,M.D., A Unique Approach to Dying

Elizabeth Kubler -Ross

Elizabeth Kubler Ross,M.D. was a very interesting psychiatrist from Zurich, Switzerland

who graduated from the University of Zurich in 1957. In 1958, she came to the U.S.

In 1969, she published the findings of her research from working with dying patients called "On Death and Dying."

Kubler-Ross did research the dying process and she discovered that there were stages of dying that most people went through. She explained these stages and she helped people learn bout coping with death. We now realize that we do need help in understanding and in caring about dying people.

Kulber-Ross is the psychiatrist who recorded experiences of dying people. She did have numerous patients describe beautiful experiences concerning the transition between life and death and they talked about moving through a tunnel to the light and seeing beautiful things on the other side. This has increased my belief that life after death could be very wonderful.

What do you think about her research?



sugar1337 said...

I have heard of her research...there is a cycle for all living things and death is just at the dead of it.  But due to cultural ideas about death being some scary thing,  most people fear it instead of realizing that it is really just part of life.

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shermeen0621 said...

I've always believed in life after death.
Adam believes that when we die, we die. the end. but i like to think that there's more. else how can we justify the lack of time some people, children, get on earth. i think there's more beauty and knowledge to come.

Shermeen xx

psychfun said...

There is a bit of controversey on her research methods in the APA but I generally agree with her.

debbted said...

I think she is THE authority on the subject and one of the women I respect the most ever! If you have not read: "The Wheel of Life"~ do so immediately. It is her autobiography and one of the best books I have ever read! Blessings, Sassy ;-)

bgilmore725 said...

Well, again, your entry prompted me to go on the internet to find out more about this woman, and I liked what I read about her. So, I went to and ordered two of her books, On Death and Dying, and On Grief and Grieving. I'll let you know what I think of her then!! In the meantime, I do believe in life after death, and I do believe that, barring physical pain and sudden traumatic deaths that involve horror and terror, that death can be pleasant and peaceful. THinking about dying gradually, naturally, and succumbing to illnesses associated with old age does not frighten me. There are so many different ways to die, but when one believes in God, all of them are a way to reach the afterlife. I think Jesus understood this, understood the violent manners of death by humankind, and allowed himself to be crucified because the cup was not taken from him... could there be a more traumatic, painful way to die than that, at the hands of other men? By demonstrating his faith in the Father as he suffered on the cross, he set for us an example on how to deal with human suffering. God came down and did that for us. If Jesus could do that so that we might have passage into eternity, all our sufferings pale in comparison.  Bea

sunnyside46 said...

I read that bok long ago, I felt it was very compassionate.