Books, Chapters and Papers

Kübler-Ross Written Works Biography

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  • On Death & Dying, (Simon & Schuster/Touchstone), 1969  - Purchase on Amazon
  • Questions & Answers on Death & Dying, (Simon & Schuster/Touchstone), 1972 - Purchase on Amazon
  • Death: The Final Stage of Growth, (Simon & Schuster/Touchstone), 1974
  • To Live Until We Say Goodbye, (Simon & Schuster/Touchstone), 1978
  • The Dougy Letter - A Letter to a Dying Child, (Celestial Arts/Ten Speed Press) 1979
  • Working It Through, (Simon & Schuster/Touchstone), 1981
  • Living With Death & Dying, (Simon & Schuster/Touchstone), 1981
  • Remember The Secret, (Celestial Arts/Ten Speed Press), 1981
  • On Children & Death, (Simon & Schuster), 1985.  - Purchase on Amazon
  • AIDS: The Ultimate Challenge, (Simon & Schuster), 1988
  • On Life After Death, (Celestial Arts)  -  Purchase on Amazon
  • Learn to Die, Learn to Live ("Sterben learnen, Leben lernen" German only - Silberschnur), 1992
  • Live in Love: When the Soul leaves the Body ("In Liebe leben: Wenn die Seele den Körper verlässt" - German only - Silberschnur), 1994
  • Death is of Vital Importance- (also known as "Making the Most of the In-between") (Out of Print in English - Now "The Tunnel and the Light"), 1995
  • Unfolding the Wings of Love ("Der Liebe Flügel entfalten" Germany only - Silberschnur), 1996
  • AIDS & Love, The Conference in Barcelona, (Spain) 1996
  • Longing to Go Back Home ("Sehnsucht nach Hause" - Germany only - Silberschnur), 1997
  • The Wheel of Life (Simon & Schuster/Scribner), 1997
  • Why Are We Here ("Warum sind hier sind" - Germany only - Silberschnur), 1999
  • The Tunnel and the Light, (Avalon), 1999  -  Purchase on Amazon
  • Life Lessons (With David Kessler), (Simon & Schuster), 2001. - Purchase on Amazon
  • Real Taste of Life: A photographic Journal, 2003
  • On Grief and Grieving (With David Kessler) (Simon & Schuster), 2005. Purchase on Amazon
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"The Dying Patient's Point of View," THE DYING PATIENT, Eds. Brim, Orville G. Jr., Howard E. Freeman, Sol Levine & Norman A. Scotch, Russell Sage Foundation, New York, Chapter 8, pp. 156-70, 1970

"The Experience of Death," THE VESTIBULE, Weiss, Jesse E., Ashley Books, Chapter 5, pp. 49-53, 1972

"Crisis Management of Dying Persons and Their Families," EMERGENCY-PSYCHIATRIC CARE: THE MANAGEMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH CRISES, Resnick, H.L.P., and H.L. Ruben, Chapter 8, pp. 143-56, 1974

"The Loneliness in Dying," ANATOMY OF LONELINESS, Audy, R. Cohen, V. and Hartog, J., Macmillan

"To Live and To Die," Ed. by Robert H. Williams, Springer-Verlag, New York, 1973

"The Patient, Death and the Family," In Press, Rochester, NY, 1976

"Life/Death Education for Our Children," (Parent Guidance), L. Eugene Arnold, M.D.

"Death and Dying," THE STUDY OF SOCIETY, Second Edition, The Dushkin Publishing Group, Guilford, CT, unit 24 - Current Issues, pp. 512-30, 1977

"Aging," SOCIAL PROBLEMS, Robertson, Ian, Random House, Chapter 11, pp. 291-313

"Was Bedeutet der Tod Fuer Sie?", Ariston, Switzerland, 1983

"Kubler-Ross's Theory of Stages of Death and Dying," PSYCHOLOGY: THE FRONTIERS OF BEHAVIOR, Second Edition, Smith, Ronald E. and Sarason, Irwin G. and Sarason, Barbara, Harper & Row, Chapter 13, 1983

"Hospice Care for the Dying Child," SPECIAL KIND OF LOVE, CARE OF THE DYING CHILD, Buckingham, R., Continuum, NY, 1983

"What I Believe," THE COURAGE OF CONVICTION, Berman, Philip (Editor), Center for the Study of Contemporary Belief, Santa Barbara

"Sterbehilfe-Mitleid Oder Mord?", Coprint-Verlag, Germany, 1984

"Lecciones de la Agonia," SOCIOLOGIA DELA MUERTE, James Hansen & Thomas Frantz (Editors), Spain, 1984

"My Work with People with Acquired Immune Deficiency," PSYCHO-IMMUNITY AND THE HEALING PROCESS, Serinus, Jason (Editor), Celestial Arts, Chapter 4, 1986

HANDBOOK FOR THE SOUL, Edited by Richrad Carlson & Benjamin Shield, Little Brown Publishers, Chapter 5: Lsessons of the Soul, Soul Gifts in Disguise, 1995

TYING ROCKS TO CLOUDS, William Elliott, Quest Books, Chapter 3, P. 13, 1995
“The Dying Patient as Teacher: An Experiment and an Experience,” THE CHICAGO THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY REGISTER, Vol. LVII, No. 3, pp. 1-14, December 1966 Kubler-Ross, Elisabeth, and Anderson, James, “Psychotherapy with the Least Expected, - Modified Group Therapy with Blind Clients”, REHABILITATION LITERATURE, Vol. 29, no. 3, pp. 73-76, March 1968 “Interview with a Terminal Cancer Patient,” GERIATRIC FOCUS, Knoll Pharmaceutical Co., Orange, NJ, Vol. 9, No. 4, April 1970 “The Care of the Dying: Whose Job Is It?”, PSYCHIATRY IN MEDICINE, Vol. 1, No. 2, pp. 103-7, April 1970 “Coping Patterns of Patients Who Know Their Diagnosis,” CATA-STROPHIC ILLNESS IN THE SEVENTIES: CRITICAL ISSUES AND COMPLEX DECISIONS (Proceedings of the Fourth National Symposium, Hotel Baltimore, New York, NY), Oct. 15-16, 1970, Cancer Care, Inc., of the National Cancer Foundation, pp. 14-19 “A Teaching Approach to the Issues of Death and Dying,” ARCHIVES OF THE FOUNDATION OF THANATOLOGY, Vol. 2, Fall 1970, pp. 125-7 “Psychotherapy for the Dying Patient,” CURRENT PSYCHIATRIC THERAPIES, Vol. V, Grune and Stratton, Inc., 1970, pp. 110-17 “What Is It Like to be Dying?”, AMERICAN JOURNAL OF NURSING, 1971 “How the Patient Faces Death,” PUBLIC WELFARE (Journal of the American Public Welfare Association), Vol. XXIX, No. 1, January 1971, pp. 56-60 “Dignity in Death,” MEDICAL BULLETIN NAVAL REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER AND NAVAL HOSPITAL, Portsmouth, VA, Vol. 6, No. 4, Winter 1971, pp. 76-85 “Dying with Dignity,” THE CANADIAN NURSE, Vol. 67, No. 10, October 1971, pp. 31-35 “Anger Before Death,” NURSING 1971, Vol. 1, No. 2, December 1971, pp. 12-14 “The Five Stages of Dying,” ENCYCLOPEDIA SCIENCE SUPPLEMENT, Grolier, Inc., 1971 “On the Use of Psychopharmacologic Agents for the Dying Patient and the Bereaved,” JOURNAL OF THANATOLOGY, Vol. 2, Winter-Spring, 1972, pp. 563-66 “The Right to Die with Dignity,” BULLETIN OF THE MENNINGER FOUNDATION, Vol. 36, No. 3, May 1972 “On Death and Dying”, Therapeutic Grand Founds, No. 36, JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION, July 10, 1972, Vol. 221, No. 2, pp. 174-79 “The Family Physician and the Dying Patient”, CANADIAN FAMILY PHYSICIAN, October 1972, pp. 79-83 “Hope and the Dying Patient”, PSYCHOSOCIAL ASPECTS OF TERMINAL CARE, 1972 “Letter to a Nurse About Death”, NURSING, Vol. 3, No. 10, October 1973 “The Stages of Dying”, PHP INSTITUTE OF TOKYO, Nov. 1973 “Facing Up to Death”, TODAY’S EDUCATION (Journal of the National Education Association), Vol. 61, No. 1, Jan. 1972, pp. 30-32; Also in READINGS IN HUMAN DEVELOPMENT, 1973-74, pp. 258-60 “Death: How Do We Face You?”, MODERN PERSPECTIVES IN PSYCHOGERIATRICS, Brunner/Mazel, New York, NY, 1973 “Lessons from the Dying”, SOCIOLOGICAL DE LA MUERTE, Madrid, Spain, 1974, pp. 15-24, (Published first in Tribuna Medica, Madrid, Spain, 1973) “Dying from the Patient’s Point of View”, TRIANGLE, Sandoz Journal of Medical Science, Vol. 13, No. 1, 1974 “Death”, ENCYCLOPEDIA BRITANNICA, Macropedia, Vol. 5, 1974, pp. 526-29 “The Languages of the Dying Patients”, HUMANITAS, Vol. X, No. 1, Feb. 1974 “Dying as a Human Psychological Event”, CONCILIUM: THEOLOGY IN THE AGE OF RENEWAL, Vol. 4, No. 10, April 1974 “Facing Death”, MODERN PERSPECTIVES IN THE PSYCHIATRY OF OLD AGE, Edited by John G. Howells, M.D., Brunner/Mazel, Inc., New York, 1975, pp. 531-39 “Death in Other Cultures”, CRUX (Toronto Graduate Christian Fellowship Publication) Vol. II, No. 3, 1973-74, Toronto, Ontario, Canada “Souffrance Commercialisee Et Souffrance Cachee”, CONCILIUM 119, 1976, PP. 339-50 “Sufrimiento Comercializade Y Sufrimiento Escondido”, CONCILIUM 119, 1976, pp. 558-64 “Geocommercialiseerd Lijden Tegenover Verborgen Lijden”, CONCILIUM 119, 1976, pp. 27-37 “Soffreenza Commercializzata Contro La Sofferenza Nascosta”, CONCILIUM Vivista Internazionale di Teologia, 1976, pp. 50-62 “Sofrimento Comercializado vs. Sofrimento Oculto”, Revue Internationale De Theologie, 1976, pp. 27-35 “Attitudes and Experiences of Death Workshop Attendees”, Kubler-Ross, Elisabeth, and J. William Worden, Ph.D., OMEGA, Vol. 8 (2), 1977-78, pp. 91-106 “Do Leaders Die Differently?”, LEADERS Magazine, First Quarter, 1980 Book Reviews and Forewords (Partial Listing) LIFE OR DEATH, ETHICS AND OPTIONS, Labby, Daniel, et. al., Seattle, University of Washington Press, 1968 SUICIDE, Choron, Jacque, 1972 DYING, Hinton, John, Vol. 2, No. 1, Penguin Books, 1972 DEATH COMES HOME, Stephens, Simon, Morehouse-Barlow Co., Inc., 1972 WIDOW, Caine, Lynn, William Morrow & Co., Inc., 1974 THE ART OF DYING, Neale, Robert E., Harper & Row Publishers, 1974 THE DENIAL OF DEATH, Becker, Ernest, The Free Pass, 1974 JEWISH REFLECTIONS ON DEATH, Reimer, Jack, ed., Schocken Books, 1974 FREE FALL, Smith, Joann, Judson Press, 1974 (Foreword) LIFE AFTER LIFE, Moody, Raymond, Mockingbird Press, 1975 (Foreword) THE WAITING WORLD, Matson, Archie, Harper & Row Publishers, 1975 WE ARE BUT A MOMENT’S SUNLIGHT, Adler, Sheila, Simon and Schuster, Inc., 1976 TOO YOUNG TO DIE, Klagsbrun, Francine, Houghton Mifflin Co., Boston, 1976 ERIN, MOURNING JOURNEY TO JOY, Mulkern, Micki, Pine Hill Press, Freeman, S.D., 1976 THE HUMAN ENCOUNTER WITH DEATH, Stanislov Grof & Jaon Halifax, 1977 (Foreword) THE FIRE THAT WILL NOT DIE, McBride, Michele, Chicago Review, 1979 LAST LETTER TO THE PEBBLE PEOPLE, Caughlan, Craig & Michael, Unity Press, Santa Cruz, CA, 1979 (Foreword) REINCARNATION, THE PHOENIX MYSTERY, Cranston, Sylvia, Warner Books, Inc., New York, NY, 1979 (Foreword) A JOURNEY THROUGH ANGER, Esselstyn, Micki (in print) BORN TO LIVE, McGarey, Gladys T., M.D., Gabiel Press, 1980 (Foreword) FOR ALL THAT HAS BEEN, Cameron, Jean, MacMillan Publishing Co., 1982 (Foreword) WHO DIES, LeVine, Stephen, Anchor Press, 1982 AN AMBITIOUS SORT OF GRIEF, Cohn, Marion D., Ide House, Mesquite, TX, 1983 (Foreword) HEADING TOWARDS OMEGA, Ring, Kenneth, Wm. Morrow & Co., Inc., NY, 1983 (Foreword) EASY DEATH, Da Free John, The Dawn Horse Press, 1983 A MANUAL OF DEATH EDUCATION AND SIMPLE BURIAL, Morgan, Ernst, Celo Press, 1984 CLARA ELISABETH, 19 YEARS OLD, van Wyck, Anne, van Holkema and Warendorf, Publishers, 1984 (Introduction) TRAUMZEIT UND INNERER RAUM - DIE WELT DER SCHMANEN, Kalweit, Holger, Scherz Verlag/O.W. Barth Verlag, Publishers, 1984 (Foreword) COMING HOME (A Guide to Home Care for the Terminally Ill), Duda, Deborah, W.W. Norton & Co., Inc., 1985 THE LANGUAGE OF DRAWING, Furth, Gregg, Ph.D., Ian Fenton, Publisher, London, England, 1985 (Foreword) WHAT ABOUT THE CHILDREN? THE THREAT OF NUCLEAR WAR AND OUR RESPONSIBILITY TO PRESERVE THIS PLANET FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS, Parents and Teachers for Social Responsibility, Inc., 1986 (Review) REMEMBERING ME, Light, Danielle, Mt. Shasta Publications, Mt. Shasta, CA, 1986 (Endorsement) PRELUDE TO CONCEPTION, Huxley, Laura, 1986 A KABBALIST IN SPIRIT, A FAMILY FRIEND, Richmond, Norton, 1986 HEAVENLY LADDER, Hoffman, Edward, M.D., 1986 THE FRUMKIN-LEONARD “QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ON AIDS”, Frumkin, L.R., M.D., 1986 STARDUST, Zinn, Rebecca, 1986 LOVE, MEDICINE AND MIRACLES, Siegel, Bernard, M.D., Harper & Row Publishers, Inc., 1986 HOW NEW EVIDENCE OF GOD CAN BRING YOU JOY, Rasmussen, Royal, 1986 HYPNOTHERAPHY AND REINCARNATION, Major, Charles, M.D., 1986 THE EFFECTS OF INSTRUCTION ON TEST-TAKING SKILLS IN SECOND GRADE BLACK CHILDREN, Kalechstein, Pearl, Kalechstein, Mel, and Docter, Robert, 1986 THE EFFECTS OF TEST-WISENESS TRAINING ON READING ACHIEVEMENT, TEST ANXIETY, AND LOCUS OF CONTROL IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CHILDREN, Kalechstein, Pearl, Hocevar, Dennis, and Kalechstein, Mel, 1986 HANDS OF LIGHT, A GUIDE TO HEALING THROUGH THE HUMAN ENERGY FIELD, Brennan, Barbara Ann, 1987 THE FELLOWSHIP, Steiger, Brad, 1987 THE HOSPICE HANDBOOK, Larry Beresford, 1993 (Forward) MAN’S SEARCH FOR ULTIMATE MEANING, Frankl, Dr. Viktor E., 1997 (Forward)
A partial collection of Elisabeth Kübler-Ross' published book titles from around the world.
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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