In part two of this series, Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, MD, shares stories showing how she helped patients move through denial, anger, bargaining, and depression to achieve acceptance before the end of their lives. In this recording made before she died, Kübler-Ross reviews how clinicians can make themselves available to patients at the end of life and how clinicians can facilitate the dying process most effectively. Insightful interactions with real-life patients are used to show ways clinicians can support patients at the end of life and how these patients can be clinicians’ best teachers. Kübler-Ross also explains how clinicians can differentiate between acceptance and resignation.
The goal of this three-part webinar series is to learn about death and dying and the five stages of death based on the seminal work of Elisabeth Kübler-Ross. Upon completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:
- Describe the five stages of dying
- Explain how the five stages impact the dying patients
- Articulate how family members may express the five stages of dying
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including nurses, audiologists, dietitians, health educators, imaging and radiation therapists, occupational therapist, pharmacists, physicians, physical therapists, psychologists, speech language pathologists, and social workers.
Speech language pathologists and audiologists: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Related area).
Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, M.D. (July 8, 1926 – August 24, 2004) was a Swiss-born psychiatrist, a pioneer in Near-death studies and the author of the groundbreaking book On Death and Dying (1969), where she first discussed what is now known as the Kübler-Ross model. By permission of Ken Ross, EKR Foundation Founder, OnCourse Learning is providing this educational content. Mr. Ross has no other relevant financial or nonfinancial relationships to disclose that related to this education activity.
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