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Dancing with Broken BonesPoverty, Race, and Spirit-filled Dying in the Inner City$
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David Wendell Moller

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199760138

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199760138.001.0001

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Epilogue

Epilogue

An Urban Thoreau

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(p.188) Epilogue
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Dancing with Broken Bones
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David Wendell Moller

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199760138.003.0008

This epilogue talks through events since the time of the stories told in Chapter 1 with Linda's team and Marvin “Cowboy” Smith. It details the unwavering support of the palliative care team towards Linda as she struggled to keep up her relationship with Cowboy. It then describes how Cowboy experienced an unfamiliar but well-deserved sense of peace; as his anger about his misfortunes in his early childhood continued to dissipate; and his improved relationships with his sons on his deathbed in the nursing home.

Keywords:   palliative care team, Marvin “Cowboy” Smith, Linda

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