About the Foundation

The EKR Foundation is a non-profit organization inspired by the life of psychiatrist, humanitarian, and hospice pioneer Dr. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross. It’s in the spirit of embracing all of life — which includes death — that we further her mission and vision through collaborations, education, and advocacy.


The Elisabeth Kübler-Ross Foundation - Global

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Inspired by the life of psychiatrist, humanitarian and hospice pioneer, Dr. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross.

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Education Series >

We're offering an online Grief and Palliative Care Education Series. Courses are available in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.

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Grief Support >

Information on collaborative partners and resources we support.

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Learn more of latest developments, announcements and events.

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What’s Happening in the Foundation Today

  • We’re honoring the 50th anniversary of the publication of On Death and Dying, by Elisabeth Kübler-Ross M.D. featured in The American Journal of Bioethics.

    The American Journal of Bioethics

  • National Public Radio’s Radiolab recently featured Elisabeth Kübler-Ross and the Five Stages of Grief. Read more on our blog.    

    EKR Featured on National Public Radio’s Radiolab!

  • The EKR Guatemala chapter is building palliative care courses for the largest university in Guatemala: San Pablo of Guatemala University (USPG).

    EKR Guatemala


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