Monday, November 14, 2011

Five Stages of Grief

Okay, serious mode is turn on

The Kübler-Ross model, commonly known as The Five Stages of Grief, was first introduced by Elisabeth Kübler-Ross in her 1969 book, On Death and Dying. Briefly, she interviewed 500 terminally ill patients to see their psychological changes and their way to cope with their death.

She describe that in 5 discrete stages, a process in which how people cope with death or the death of loved ones. She also notes that the events are not in chronological or complete since not everyone will go through these stages linearly. Some may stuck in one process, some may relive the process again and some might just skip to the end of the stages.

The stages popularly known by the acronym DABDA; Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression and Acceptance

Here's what my interpretation of the stages according to my experience when I fail Year 1 Block 1.

It's very normal for med students to fail their exam. Even many of my lecturers also failed at least once in their life. To my juniors, don't get too depressed about it. Always remember that failure is not an obstacle. Okay?

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