Education Series 2020

Elisabeth Kübler-Ross Foundation Education Series 2020

Live classes are finished but links to the 11 recorded courses may be purchased with $75.- donation to the Foundation.

The Essence of Caring for the Dying and the Grieving:  An Eleven-Part Journey to Understanding What Matters Most

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Online Course – Elisabeth Kübler-Ross Foundation Global Certificate of Participation (September 24-December 17, 2020)

Schedule: Live classes are finished for 2020. Recordings are available for purchase. The 2021 schedule will be posted here by the end of January.

Estas clases estarán disponibles en español. Essas aulas também estão disponíveis em português.

*See below for more detailed information on classes.

Kubler-Ross Foundation Online education series

Our vision is of a world in which all patients who need palliative care, people in grief and those close to them have access to care and support, whenever and wherever they need it. We believe that education is the key to achieving this ambition.

Generally recognized as where the modern thanatology movement began 50 years ago, education has always been one of the most important aspects of Dr. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross’s Legacy.

Dr. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross started an education movement for life, death and grief worldwide, actively participating in the training of hundreds of thousands of people on all continents. She believed in experiential training, in which people should deal with their unfinished business, personal grief and emotional pain, before learning the skills and competencies for this job.

More than anything, we believe that Elisabeth’s work focuses on a new awareness of what life means and what we can do to live more fully. Thus, our educational projects should serve this purpose. We want to transform the way we live on this planet and we believe that Elisabeth’s legacy still has a lot to say for contemporary society.

Person-Centered and Culturally Relevant Education and Training

We believe that the best palliative care and grief education and training is person-centered and culturally relevant, just like care should be. It needs to be designed and delivered in partnership and through relationships.

We seek to involve patients, family caregivers, communities as well as professionals and innovators, in identifying what information and skills are needed to provide the best possible experience at the end of life in whatever setting.


We have a longstanding collaboration with a lot of institutions, universities and palliative care and grief support centers all over the world, like North America, South America, Europe, South Africa and Asia.


Director of Education – Rodrigo Luz


Virtual Learning Courses 

Below are some of our upcoming courses, based on current practices and research, which respond to the real needs of practitioners in end of life care and grief support. Contact us if you want to know more or discuss other options.

– E-course “On Death and Dying”

On Death and Dying: The Legacy of Elisabeth Kübler-Ross to Present Times

Online Course – Elisabeth Kübler-Ross Foundation Global Certificate of Participation (September 24-December 17, 2020)

Schedule: One class per week (Except: October 8 & November 26/ Thanksgiving week) – Every Thursday 11AM -12:30PM (Eastern US). These classes will be available in English, Español and Português.

Estas clases estarán disponibles en español. Essas aulas também estão disponíveis em português

In this online course the discussions will cover a wide range of topics that include the work of Dr. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross up to the present-day on end-of-life (EOL) care. In this unprecedented course offered by The Elisabeth Kübler-Ross Foundation, we will discuss the legacy of this pioneer and how her contributions apply to contemporary methodologies and how it is being carried into the future.

Divided into eleven sessions, this introductory course aims to be an immersion in the thoughts of Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, making connections between the past and the future, between students and members of the former staff of Dr. Kübler-Ross, as well as sharing knowledge and experiences by international experts from across the world who work in the fields of hospice, palliative care, and grief today.

If you register for this course you will:

– Develop a new awareness of the meaning of life, death, transition, and what it means to be alive in this limited space of time between birth and death.

– Learn some of the theoretical and practical foundations of care for patients with advanced diseases from specialists and experts with national and international recognition in their areas of training and expertise.

– Learn without leaving home, having access to this exclusive content through online classes and during weekly meetings through the Zoom platform.

– Receive a Certificate of Participation from the Elisabeth Kübler-Ross Foundation Global, an organization that represents the legacy of a pioneer in the hospice and palliative care movement internationally.

Online Classes

After you confirm your enrollment, you will receive a link to the Zoom platform within a few days which you can access all classes. Please watch for this link. The virtual environment will allow you to:

  1. Interact with students and ask questions with tutors, ensuring your maximum learning on the topics discussed.
  2. Learn the legacy of a pioneer without leaving your home. Please make sure that you have a good internet signal so that you may participate in activities.
  3. Receive exclusive certificate, as long as you participate in at least 80% of classes and actively participate in discussions.

What is virtual learning?

Virtual learning is a style of learning designed to recreate your classroom experience online. The Elisabeth Kübler-Ross virtual learning environment offers mixed methodologies to learning online from full interactions, engaging bite-size presentations, quizzes, and shared resources.

For maximum benefits, please ensure that you have a good internet signal and that your computer already has the Zoom program properly installed, so that there are no problems with the transmission of classes. We are not responsible for problems related to students’ internet signal.

Sign up by donating $75.- to the EKR Foundation via donate button.


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