BARGAINING STAGE

n. third among five stages in the dying process. First described by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, a Swiss-born U.S. psychiatrist. Facing loss and death, a dying person ties to strike a deal, either with God or with fate, in order to delay death or prolong life.

BARGAINING STAGE: "The bargaining stage is an attempt to negotiate with someone who seemingly has control over the life-and-death situation."
Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "BARGAINING STAGE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/bargaining-stage/ (accessed July 22, 2018).
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