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Soon after production ended for the September edition of CLTC, a notable figure in the health care world passed away. Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross was most famous for developing the now-commonly recognized stages of death: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance.
The psychiatrist was considered a pioneer in the field of death and bereavement, broaching topics in her seminal 1969 work "On Death and Dying" that weren't discussed openly in those days.
When I read the book nearly two decades later, I recall wondering why it took so long for someone to put those thoughts down on paper, yet I recognized that the topic wasn't much more readily discussed in …