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|Authors ||:||田上, 美季|
|Issue Date ||:||Mar-2008 |
|Citation jtitle ||:||先端倫理研究|
|start page ||:||57|
|end page ||:||68|
|Abstract ||:||Many people around the world -even if they are not healthcare professionals - know of Elisabeth Kubler-Ross and her work, On Death and Dying. The five stages of dealing with death that she identified, namely, denial and isolation, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance, are especially well known.
Working as a nurse, I often had doubts and encountered dilemmas in dealing with patients and their families. As a result, I began to read and reread the works of
Kubler-Ross, which later became the major basis for the theory on the five stages of death. I have gained a variety of insights from the conversations she had with patients, and the ways her patients experienced those stages. I have learned many lessons by incorporating her views into my nursing experiences and by reflecting on my own mental tendencies, words and actions.
In this paper, I will share four case studies and describe my own mental transformations in order to exemplify some of the lessons I have learned from the insights of Kubler-Ross. I will then show how a healthcare professional's sincere dialogue with books can become an important opportunity to reflect on one's own perspectives and values.|
|Type Local ||:||紀要論文|
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