The Kübler-Ross model describes, in five discrete stages, a process by which people allegedly deal with grief and tragedy, especially when diagnosed with a terminal illness. The model was introduced by Elisabeth Kübler-Ross in her 1969 book "On Death and Dying". The stages are known as the "Five Stages of Grief".
The stages are:
- Example - "I feel fine."; "This can't be happening."'Not to me!"
- Example - "Why me? It's not fair!" "NO! NO! How can you accept this!"
- Example - "Just let me live to see my children graduate."; "I'll do anything, can't you stretch it out? A few more years."
- Example - "I'm so sad, why bother with anything?"; "I'm going to die . . . What's the point?"
- Example - "It's going to be OK."; "I can't fight it, I may as well prepare for it."