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A Time for Listening and CaringSpirituality and the Care of the Chronically Ill and
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Christina M. Puchalski

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195146820

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195146820.001.0001

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Transformation and Redemption through the Dark Night of the Soul

Transformation and Redemption through the Dark Night of the Soul

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A Time for Listening and Caring

Christina M. Puchalski (Contributor Webpage)

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This chapter discusses the author's experience in his battle with cancer. It describes his experience in speaking to a class of medical students about life-threatening diseases and suggests that the shock of being told that one has a finite amount of time left comes from having to contemplate a specific date for one's death rather than some vague time far away in the future. The chapter relates the author's 11-year journey with cancer, which started in July 1992.

Keywords:   cancer, medical students, death, life-threatening diseases, future

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