On Death and Dying

  • by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
  • Narrated by Carol Bilger, cast
  • 5 hrs and 6 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross created her classic seminal work, On Death and Dying, to offer us a new perspective on the terminally ill. It is not a psychoanalytic study, nor is it a "how-to" manual for managing death. Rather, it refocuses on the patient as a human being and a teacher, in the hope that we will learn from him or her about the final stages of life. On Death and Dying examines the attitudes of the dying and the factors that contribute to society's anxiety over death. It closely looks at the five stages of death(denial and isolation, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance) and how the dying and living deal with them.
In addition, this program offers multi-voice readings of some of the most revealing interviews Dr. Kubler-Ross conducted with her patients. By hearing some of the most intimate and sensitive feelings expressed by those men and women, it is hoped that we may learn more about death and lessen our own anxieties about the natural course of our lives.
At its heart, On Death and Dying is a truly remarkable program about communication, offering insight on how to talk with and listen to the terminally ill, and truly hear their fears, hopes, angers, and anxieties.

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What the Critics Say

"This presentation of the seminal work in this field may offer new insight even to those who have already read it....They [the unnamed readers] like Bilger, are skillful and work well together. Their voices are well modulated and reflect intensity of emotion without being overdone. The abridgment is smooth, and the transition between narration and dialogue is handled well." (AudioFile)

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Death and Dying

Although this is recap of a study done in the sixties I would hope that today these attitudes are the norm. Some of the insights were especially touching but, unfortunately we'll all have to experience death and its effects at some time or another. This book would be best utilized by those whose occupation would expose them to the terminally ill.
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- Roman

Stands the test of time

Anyone who has experienced loss -- the death of a loved one, the loss of a job -- will benefit from this program. The program was a big help in dealing with the loss of my father. A wonderful production.
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- Samantha

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-01-2005
  • Publisher: Macmillan Audio