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Crossing OverNarratives of Palliative Care$
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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

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Jenny Doyle: “Do I Really Belong in a Hospice Program Yet?”

Jenny Doyle: “Do I Really Belong in a Hospice Program Yet?”

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(p.267) 15 Jenny Doyle: “Do I Really Belong in a Hospice Program Yet?”
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Crossing Over
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David Barnard (Contributor Webpage)

Patricia Boston R.N.

Anna Towers

Yanna Lambrinidou

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195123432.003.0015

This chapter focuses on Jenny Doyle, a hospice patient for eight and a half months, a period which is unusual within the U.S. hospice program. During her time in the hospice, Ms. Doyle was marked by periods of anger and resentment amid other periods of gratitude and affection. She was diagnosed with inflammatory breast cancer when she was 47 years old. Inflammatory breast cancer is an aggressive form of the disease, which Ms. Doyle fought bitterly until her last days. Her struggle and her fight against the disease led her to seek the medical opinions of several doctors and created tensions for the hospice team. During Ms. Doyle's struggle with her cancer, her strife with her children created additional stresses and strains that continued throughout the bereavement period. Her family hoped and prayed for a peaceful passing; however, it was not to be.

Keywords:   hospice patient, anger, resentment, hospice, breast cancer

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