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What support is available for terminally ill patients today? What changes have taken place in this area since 1969?

Is Elisabeth Kubler-Ross a compassionate person? What is her goal in educating people about death and dying?

Discuss Kubler-Ross's five stages of grief and dying. Do these always hold true? Can we accurately compartmentalize grief in this way?

Discuss the attitudes toward death described by Kubler-Ross when this study began. Have they changed over time, and why? What is the evidence?

Why did doctors refrain from telling patients of the terminal nature of their diagnoses?

Who is Tagore, and why does Kubler-Ross use his poetry to begin each chapter?

Discuss your own death from terminal illness, and what you would like your doctors, hospital staff and relatives to remember.

Based on the interviews in this book, were religious people more likely to die peacefully? Why, or...

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