Reactions to Terminal Illness

  title={Reactions to Terminal Illness},
  author={Mary F Mc Ateer},
Summary This article explores the nature and affective consequences of terminal illness. It attempts to describe patients' reactions of denial and isolation, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance which were first described by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross following her controversial seminars with dying patients. Death is a multi-faceted phenomenon: a unique experience to which no two people will react similarly. Not all patients will go through all the stages as described, but most patients… CONTINUE READING

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