An Analysis of “On Death and Dying” by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross


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An Analysis of “On Death and Dying” by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, M.D., in her book called, On Death and Dying discusses the fear that many people have about death. She states, “Death is still a fearful, frightening happing, and the fear of death is a universal fear even if we think we have mastered it on many levels” (19). Many people do not understand death nor do they understand the grieving process that often takes time. An analysis of the book, On Death and Dying, will show that the grieving process consists of five different stages and each of these stages are important in working through the feelings that people have when they have a terminal illness and when loved ones go through the grieving process.
The end: to understand the stages of grief. An important point that Kubler-Ross discusses is that often family and friends believe that in a year a person should have gone through the grieving process. This belief is a myth because people will go through different stages and often go back through different stages. Sometimes on the anniversary of the death of a loved one, the person will be depressed without realizing that it is related to the loss of a family member or friend. The debunking of this myth and the explanation of other concerns for people affected by death or by terminal illness makes this book a valuable tool for anyone needing to confront their grief.
Works Cited
Kubler-Ross, Elisabeth. On Death and Dying. New York: Scribner, 2003.