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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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Hope for the Future

Hope for the Future

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A Time for Listening and Caring

Christina M. Puchalski (Contributor Webpage)

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This chapter discusses the importance of patient experience in improving the quality of palliative care, highlighting the impact of the stories and advocacy of Rhonda Oziel and other terminally ill patients on future generations of doctors. It also explains how the author's spiritual life has been significantly affected by her patients and how the experience of being with another in the midst of suffering and woundedness opened her up to her own suffering and woundedness.

Keywords:   patient experience, palliative care, Rhonda Oziel, doctors, terminally ill, spiritual life, suffering, woundedness

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