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.
©1969 Elisabeth Kubler-Ross; (P)1991, 2000, 2005 Audio Renaissance, a division of Holtzbrinck Publishers, LLC
"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)
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.
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.
When I drive, I read... uhm listen. I like SciFi, Fantasy, some Detective and Espionage novels and Religion. Now and then I will also listen to something else.
It was good to listen to this abridged recording of Elisabeth Kubler-Ross' classic "On Death and Dying." The book is written pastorally with the aim of sensitising and helping members of any of the helping professions to deal with people who face death. Kubler-Ross gives some very important perspectives on the whole matter and helps the listener to understand that dignity and self-worth are of utmost importance when dealing with someone facing death. Also don't beat around the bush.
I found the book very valuable. While I know the stages of dying as well as grieving, this helped me place this knowledge into perspective.
The book was superbly narrated by Carol Bilger and for the interview examples other voices was brought in to complement hers.
This is a well-rounded production of a very important book - one which I highly recommend.
This audiobook is a splended primer for all people on the subject of death. It takes a kind and soothing look at the topic which most Americans are afraid to examine; our own mortality.
The book is both an easy read or audio experience. It is written at a level which the common man will feel unafraid to encounter.
I am a survivor of a Sucide some eight years now . My son attempted twice to complete suicide but we were able to save hi those times. He completed his Sucide 14 December 2002 at age seventeen.
You have to learn to be able to say the word suicide just like you have to talk with loved ons about your feelings in a death experience
Every person above the age of reason should avail themselves of the wisdom in this book "On Death and Dying"gives humans You learn Dying is the last process of human life then comes death that carries us beyoun the vale.
I had to surrender the attempt to listen to this book. The author is a professional doctor, discussing death and its impact, and how a study of it can inform other professional doctors. Death, the message is, should be confronted honestly. The book therefore seems to have been written in an approprietly sober tone. The various narrators, however, read it like it's bad love poetry, all soft and breathy, as if we, as listeners, couldn't handle the topic of death without the scent of roses in the air. That's irony, that is. I couldn't keep from gagging.
Frank, forthright and confronting.
The writer. Elizabeth Kubler-Ross.
A wonderful sensitivity.
Don't be Afraid.
Excellent book, well read. It has helped me and many of my friends. It gives you an understanding and assists one's ability to confront perhaps the most frightening topic anyone faces, Death.
This book is very interesting, it attempts to give us insight into the world of the terminally ill and dying person.
The overarching point to me is that the dying.needs to be treated with respect, respect for their feelings and their wishes. We tend to think of ourselves during times like these and think we are being selfless when in reality we are being selfish when we tell them to fight or do things for them or to them without asking for their input.
If 'raging on into that good night' isn't for you, than this book might be.
At times, Carol's calming... Almost... Soporific manner caught me off guard... As I found myself becoming less and less fazed by the idea of my own death.
Not in an exuberant, suicidally inspired fashion... More of a...'Whatever man. Dying is pretty okay, I guess' situation.
Great for wading ambivalently through your existential crises, or as a confusing and uncomfortable Christmas gift.
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