Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Topics: Death, Psychiatry, Medical school Pages: 3 (1176 words) Published: November 5, 2008
Kubler- Ross 1 RUNNING HEAD: KUBLER-ROSS Eminent Person Paper on Elisabeth Kubler-Ross We are going to first look at Elisabeth Kubler-Ross’s childhood and some of the events that shaped her thinking and eventually her work and career. We will try and list her work experiences and her outlook toward death and dying. Of course I feel that any words that could be conveyed in reference to Elisabeth are not adequate for anyone to get the true picture of just how great a person she was. Elisabeth’s brother’s education was preparing him to enter the business world. Elisabeth and her sisters were sent to local schools to prepare them for marriage. Elizabeth loved attending school and had an interest in science. She did not care for the religious studies because the towns’minister taught the scripture by emphasizing fear and guilt. Elisabeth just couldn’t identify with his god. The open fields, the trees, the birds and the sunshine wereElisabeth’s church. Mother Nature truly bore the hand of god according to Elisabeth. (Kubler-Ross, 1998, p. 39) During 1939the Germans had invaded Poland. Elisabeth recalls her father bringing home a radio and it becoming a nightly ritual that they gathered around the radio and listened to the reports of Nazi Germany marching through Poland. Brave Poles were dying trying to defend their country. Jews, women and children were being killed or held in concentration camps. Elisabeth remembers whispering to herself,as soon as I am old enough I am going to Poland and help. Elisabeth hated the Nazis. (Kubler-Ross, 1998, p. 45) In 1962 Manny and Elisabeth accepted positions at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Denver. This same year Elisabeth gave birth to their first of their two children, a son. Elisabeth was given a fellowship in psychiatry and worked at the Psychopathic Hospital at the University of Colorado in 1962 and 1962. She also was an instructor in psychiatry at Colorado General Hospital at the same university from...
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