The Mortality Book Club reads On Death and Dying

One of the most important psychological studies of the late twentieth century, On Death and Dying grew out of Dr. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross's famous interdisciplinary seminar on death, life, and transition. In this remarkable book--the August selection of our Mortality Book Club--Dr. Kübler-Ross first explored the now-famous five stages of death: denial and isolation, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. Through sample interviews and conversations, she gives readers a better understanding of how imminent death affects the patient, the professionals who serve that patient, and the patient's family, bringing hope to all who are involved.

Our Mortality Book Club reads and discusses books having to do with the important--but frequently avoided---issues we confront at the end of our lives. Regular book club members include hospital and hospice workers, but also the adult children of aging parents, or just anyone who wonders about the many questions--medical, emotional, social, and philosophical--raised by human mortality. The book club facilitator is Jasmin Tomlins, herself in training as a death doula.

Event date: 
Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
1712 Sherman Avenue, Alley #1
Evanston, IL 60201
On Death and Dying: What the Dying Have to Teach Doctors, Nurses, Clergy and Their Own Families Cover Image
By Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, Ira Byock (Foreword by)
$16.00
ISBN: 9781476775548
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scribner - August 12th, 2014