1969

Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross publishes her landmark book “On Death and Dying” featuring over 500 interviews with dying patients. The book was notable for identifying the five stages through which many terminally ill patients progress and for the way it challenged the medical profession’s view of dying patients at the time.  

Note: While this model of grief is still widely referenced, it is now largely discounted as inaccurate. However, we recognize that it was very influential and challenged society’s perception of dying patients at the time.