Researchers > Dr. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
Elisabeth Kübler-Ross M.D.was a Swiss-born psychiatrist and the author of the groundbreaking book On Death and Dying, where she first discussed what is now known as the Kübler-Ross model.
As she began her practice, she was appalled by the hospital treatment of patients who were dying. She began giving a series of lectures featuring terminally ill patients, forcing medical students to confront people who were dying. Her extensive work with the dying led to On Death and Dying in 1969. She wrote over 20 additional books on the subject of dying.
In 1969, Dr. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross changed the way we think about the final stage of our lives with her revolutionary book, On Death and Dying. Now, in this landmark recording, this revered researcher speaks about her largely private revelations, observations, and conclusions on life after death. Dr. Kübler-Ross, the first scientist to embark upon a genuine inquiry on the similarities between near-death experiences of people all over the world, gathered empirical data and personal impressions from countless studies that informed her opinions on what awaits us all when we leave this life. From her family archives comes a rare published audio of this trailblazing author speaking in her own words, as she engages the oldest question of all: Is There Life After Death?
In an 1989 interview with Dr. Daniel Redwood, Dr. Kubler-Ross describes her strikingly powerful experience as a young woman visiting a concentration camp just after the liberation in 1945, an experience which was to shape the future course of her life. In this context, she addresses the highly controversial idea, first raised to her by a young Jewish camp survivor, that there is an aspect of Hitler in all of us. Recognizing the unspeakable horror of the Holocaust, she raises troubling questions on the nature of human evil and the roots from which it springs. She also shares her thoughts on the fear, denial and uncertainty which characterize much of modern Western humanity's approach to death.