Reclaiming Traditional End-of-Life Wisdom

By Gary Wederspahn “It is difficult to accept death in this society because it is unfamiliar. In spite of the fact that it happens all the time, we never see it”, Dr. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross When I was born in 1940, nearly all people in the U.S. died at home. Dying was generally a family, community,

The Art of Communicating Compassion in PPE: Pantomime of Purposeful Expression

By Liese Groot-Alberts “Make your choices based on love, not fear”, Dr. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross In my work as a mentor and clinical supervisor of healthcare staff, I am currently hearing expressions of grief, frustration, anxiety, concerns, and sometimes a sense of powerlessness in this COVID-19 pandemic. Staff are talking about feeling clumsy and inadequate in their

EKR Foundation President Ken Ross Speaks With BBC on “Witness History”: Elisabeth Kübler-Ross and the Five Stages of Grief

Ken Ross, Founder and President of the EKR Foundation, recently spoke with BBC in an interview covering Elisabeth Kübler-Ross and the Five Stages of Grief. In 1983, Elisabeth Kübler-Ross spoke with BBC. Her seminal book, On Death and Dying, continues to draw an incredible amount of attention. Ken speaks about all we’ve gathered about death

Fifty Years Later: Reflections on the Work of Elisabeth Kübler-Ross M.D.

In the coming year, we celebrate the 50th publication anniversary of On Death and Dying, by Elisabeth Kübler Ross M.D. As her children, we are privileged that she is remembered, that we continue to hear her voice in the voices of others, and that we had the opportunity to learn from such a compassionate teacher

Avow announces the Center for Grief and Bereavement for Adults including new EKR Library

Avow (based in Naples, Florida) announces the Center for Grief and Bereavement, a newly dedicated space with expanded services to help adults navigate the deeply personal and often complex adjustment to life after the loss of a loved one. Located in its Lyon Center on the Avow campus at 1223 Whippoorwill Lane, Naples, the Center

Ken Ross to speak at the Before I Die AZ event, October 29- November 3, 2019

Ken Ross, Founder and President of the EKR Foundation, will be participating at the following presentations at the Before I Die AZ event which takes place from Tuesday, October 29 to Sunday, November 3, 2019. Celebration of Elisabeth Kübler-Ross Thursday, October 31st (7:00 pm-9:00 pm) Hosted by Paradise Memorial Gardens Dr. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, her Life

Elisabeth Kübler-Ross Archive gift to Stanford University

The family of Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, M.D. is proud to announce they have donated the official archive collection of the late iconic psychiatrist, author and hospice pioneer to Stanford Libraries’ Department of Special Collections. Dr. Kübler-Ross is the legendary author of 24 books including the groundbreaking bestseller On Death and Dying, which is being published in it’s 50th anniversary

EKR Foundation President Ken Ross to begin speaking tour of South America

Elisabeth Kübler-Ross Foundation President, Ken Ross is about to leave on a speaking tour of South America in support of the creation of several new South American EKR chapters. Ross will begin his tour in Rio de Janeiro working with palliative care specialist and EKR Brasil president, Rodrigo Ruz making several speeches including: Nov. 12th

The MISS Foundation

The MISS Foundation and the Elisabeth Kubler-Ross Foundation are collaborating in a conjoint education project for specialized training and certification in thanatology. This initiative, the first of its kind for practitioners and clinicians around the world, is expected to accept its first cohort in 2014, and applications will be solicited by the end of 2013.

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