Death of Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

July 8, 1926 - August 24, 2004
Scottsdale, Arizona | Age 78

Psychiatrist, author who theorized 5 stages of grief dies at 78
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Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, a psychiatrist who famously theorized in 1969 that terminally ill patients go through five stages of grief - denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance - died Tuesday at age 78 after her own prolonged bout with illness.

She was best known for her 1969 book "On Death and Dying," bringing the forbidden topic of terminal illness into the public discourse. She pioneered hospice care after working with dying hospital patients whose plight she...

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