The Five Stages of Grief

by Limbic on January 25, 2006

From Wikipedia article on Elizabeth Kubler-Ross’ Five Stages of Grief:

The Kübler-Ross model describes, in five discrete stages, the process by which people deal with grief and tragedy. Terminally ill patients are said to experience these stages. The model was introduced by Elisabeth Kübler-Ross in her 1969 book On Death and Dying. The stages have become well known, and are called the Five Stages of Grief.

  1. Denial and isolation: “This is not happening to me.”
  2. Anger: “How dare God do this to me.”
  3. Bargaining: “Just let me live to see my son graduate.”
  4. Depression: “I can’t bear to face going through this, putting my family through this.”
  5. Acceptance: “I’m ready, I don’t want to struggle anymore.”

I was reminded of this by a new post over at where Jason equates the four stages of Culture Shock (honeymoon, shock, negotiate & acceptance) with the four stages of team formation (form, storm, norm & perform):

Honeymoon stage = Form
Shock = Storm
Negotiate = Norm
Acceptance = Perform

Always great material from Jason and I am glad to see he is back from him blogging hiatus.

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