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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Elisabeth Kübler-Ross’ many contributions to her field include the groundbreaking book "On Death and Dying"

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Information on collaborative partners and resources we support.

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Learn more of latest developments, announcements and events.

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

  • The EKR Brazil chapter will be hosting an online seminar series from September 15 through February 2021.    

    EKR Brazil

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

    EKR Guatemala

Declaration and Call-to-Action on Palliative Care & COVID-19

Witnessing, with the rest of the world, the overwhelming physical, social, emotional and spiritual suffering COVID-19 is inflicting on infected persons and their families globally;

Recognizing that palliative care is aimed at prevention and management of serious health-related suffering;

Observing with great concern that the persons infected with COVID-19 are isolated from their families, and may never see them again;

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