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5
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The Kübler-Ross model, commonly known
as the five stages of grief, was first
introduced by Elisabeth Kübler-Ross in
her 1969 book, On Death and Dying.

It describes, in 5 discrete stages, a
process by which people deal with grief
and tragedy, especially when diagnosed
with a terminal illness or catastrophic
loss.

In addition to this, her book brought
mainstream awareness to the sensitivity
required for better treatment of
individuals who are dealing with a fatal
disease.




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The progression
of states is:



1.Denial
"I feel fine.";

"This can't be
happening, not
to me."


Denial is usually only a temporary
defense for the individual. This
feeling is generally replaced with
heightened awareness of positions
and individuals that will be left
behind after death.



2.Anger
"Why me?
It's not fair!";
"How can this
happen to me?";

"Who is to blame?"


Once in the second stage, the
individual recognizes that denial
cannot continue.

Because of anger, the person is
very difficult to care for due
to misplaced feelings of rage
and envy.

Any individual that symbolizes
life or energy is subject to
projected resentment and
jealousy.



3.Bargaining
"Just let me
live to see
my children
graduate.";

"I'll do anything
for a few more
years.";

"I will give my
life savings if..."


The third stage involves the hope
that the individual can somehow
postpone or delay death.

Usually, the negotiation for an
extended life is made with a
higher power in exchange for a
reformed lifestyle.

Psychologically, the individual
is saying, "I understand I will
die, but if I could just have
more time..."



4.Depression
"I'm so sad,
why bother with
anything?";

"I'm going to
die...

What's the point?";

"I miss my loved
one, why go on?"


During the fourth stage, the dying
person begins to understand the
certainty of death.

Because of this, the individual
may become silent, refuse visitors
and spend much of the time crying
and grieving.

This process allows the dying person
to disconnect oneself from things of
love and affection.

It is not recommended to attempt to
cheer up an individual who is in
this stage. It is an important time
for grieving that must be processed.



5.Acceptance

"It's going to
be okay.";

"I can't fight
it, I may as
well prepare
for it."


In this last stage, the individual
begins to come to terms with their
mortality or that of their loved
one.

Kübler-Ross originally applied
these stages to people suffering
from terminal illness, later to
any form of catastrophic personal
loss (job, income, freedom).

This may also include significant
life events such as the death of
a loved one, divorce, drug
addiction, the onset of a disease
or chronic illness, an infertility
diagnosis, as well many tragedies
and disasters.



The Kübler-Ross model
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K%C3%BCbler-Ross_model



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5
STAGES
LINKS




5 Stages of Grief
http://www.5stagesofgrief.com/

The 5 stages of grief
http://www.essortment.com/all/stagesofgri_rvkg.htm

5 Stages of Grief and Loss
http://www.way2hope.org/5_stages_of_grief_and_loss.htm

Coping with Grief and Loss
http://www.helpguide.org/mental/grief_loss.htm

Elisabeth kubler-ross
http://www.ekrfoundation.org/

Elisabeth kubler-ross- five stages of grief
http://www.businessballs.com/elisabeth_kubler_ross_five_stages_of_grief.htm

Five Fallacies of Grief
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=five-fallacies-of-grief

Five Stages of Grief
http://www.planet101.com/5stages.htm

Five Stages of Grief
http://www.scribd.com/doc/6512450/Five-Stages-of-Grief

Five Stages of Mourning
http://www.greaterswiss.com/mourning.htm

The Stages Of Grief
http://www.memorialhospital.org/library/general/stress-the-3.html

Stages of Grief
http://www.cancersurvivors.org/Coping/end%20term/stages.htm



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