Where is the summary for "On Death and Dying" ?  This book by Elizabeth Kubler-Ross is a very popular book, why is there not a summary on it? Or maybe there is and I cant find it. Can someone please point me in the right direction.    

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I have included a few more websites for you as well. One is on the author herself and is found on eNotes. The other two will give extra details about the book.

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I think that maybe you are having trouble finding a summary because the book is not a fiction book. It describes the stages of grieving that a persons goes through after they lose a loved one or find out that they are dying due to a terminal illness.

The stages are :

  1. Denial
  2. Anger
  3. Bargaining
  4. Depression
  5. Acceptance

Kubler-Ross noted that people do not always follow these in order and they also may not experience all of the steps but they will experience at least two. Her goal was to make people aware of the difficulties that people experience when they are going through a traumatic experience.

I have posted a link below that discusses the cycle in detail. Hopefully this can help you get started.

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