About the Foundation

The EKR Foundation is a volunteer-based 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.

The Elisabeth Kübler-Ross Foundation

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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" (1969)

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Information on collaborative partners and resources we support.

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Elisabeth’s Own Words

  • “When you learn your lessons, the pain goes away.”  

  • “Should you shield the valleys from the windstorms, you would never see the beauty of their canyons.”

  • “Those who learned to know death, rather than to fear and fight it, become our teachers about life.”