Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Crossing OverNarratives of Palliative Care$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

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

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use (for details see http://www.oxfordscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 20 June 2018

Victor Sloski: “I Want to Die at Home”

Victor Sloski: “I Want to Die at Home”

Chapter:
(p.137) 8 Victor Sloski: “I Want to Die at Home”
Source:
Crossing Over
Author(s):

David Barnard (Contributor Webpage)

Patricia Boston R.N.

Anna Towers

Yanna Lambrinidou

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195123432.003.0008

This chapter discusses how Victor Sloski dealt with his lung cancer. When he was diagnosed of lung cancer at the age of 57, Mr. Sloski found it hard to accept. He had a happy life with his live-in companion, Shirley. Yet, when the experimental treatments failed to address his illness, Mr. Sloski accepted and prepared for death, in the hopes that the end would come soon. However, his wish for a quick death did not come. Mr Sloski's cancer metastasized from his lungs to his stomach, spleen, colon, and brain, causing him blindness. Although the palliative care team made arrangements for him to be taken care of at an inpatient unit, Mr Sloski insisted on home care. He insisted on dying at home regardless of the outcome and effects of his illness. Under the watchful eyes of Shirley, Mr Sloski died at home. Although taking care of a terminally ill patient took a physical and emotional toll on Shirley, she nevertheless bereaved gracefully.

Keywords:   lung cancer, quick death, metastasized, inpatient unit, home care, dying at home, physical toll, emotional toll, bereaved

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .