1- Denial: person believes the doctor is mistaken, "I couldn't be dying."
2- Anger: when the person realizes they are dying they become resentful of all those around them
3- Bargaining: the person try's to buy time by bargaining for time with doctors , family and God
4- Depression: the person recognizes the inevitable and reaches an emotional low
5- Acceptance: the person accepts death as part of life, and is now able to make necessary preparations for the end of their life