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Crossing OverNarratives of Palliative Care$
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David Barnard, Anna M. Towers, Patricia Boston, and Yanna Lambrinidou

Print publication date: 2000

Print ISBN-13: 9780195123432

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195123432.001.0001

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Martin Roy: Trying to Live and Die Well

Martin Roy: Trying to Live and Die Well

(p.233) 13 Martin Roy: Trying to Live and Die Well
Crossing Over

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Patricia Boston R.N.

Anna Towers

Yanna Lambrinidou

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This chapter discusses how Martin Roy adapted to his illness despite his relatively young age. Mr. Roy was only 37 years old when he was diagnosed with cancer; however, he claimed that he already had a full and a fulfilling life. He spent most of his final days preparing his family for his death. Controlling the symptoms of his sickness was a challenge, however with the combination of inpatient and home care, the palliative care team found a style of care proven to be comfortable and suited to Mr. Roy and his family. In spite of the success of the palliative care team in addressing his symptoms, one aspect remained puzzling for them: the easy acceptance of Mr. Roy of his situation. This chapter looks into his seemingly exceptional ability to cope with death, even at an early age. It seeks to determine whether Mr. Roy was a “good coper” or in state of denial.

Keywords:   young age, inpatient care, home care, easy acceptance, ability to cope, denial

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