Tag(s): Journal article

Abstract

Dr. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross graduated from the University of Zurich Medical School, did her residency training at several hospitals in New York City, and then did fellowship training in psychiatry at the University of Colorado. On completing fellowship training, she stayed on as a faculty psychiatrist at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. In 1965, she was recruited to the University of Chicago as an assistant professor of psychiatry. Her first assignment at the University was as Acting Director of the Psychiatric Inpatient Service. One year later, she became Assistant Director of the Psychiatric Consultation and Liaison Service. It was during her years on the psychiatric consultation service (1966–1970) that she served as the Director of the Death and Dying Program. Also, in 1969, she published the book that made her famous, a book entitled, On Death and Dying. The subtitle of this book is very relevant to the work Dr. Kübler-Ross did. The cover of the original edition of the book reads, On Death and Dying: What the Dying have to Teach Doctors, Nurses, Clergy and their own Families.

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