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Transformation and Redemption through the Dark Night of the Soul

Christina M. Puchalski

in A Time for Listening and Caring

Published in print July 2006 | ISBN: 9780195146820
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199999866 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195146820.003.0022
Transformation and Redemption through the Dark Night of the Soul

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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

Chapter.  3910 words. 

Subjects: Palliative Medicine

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