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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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Katie Melnick: Living and Dying with God

Katie Melnick: Living and Dying with God

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(p.305) 17 Katie Melnick: Living and Dying with God
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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/9780195123432.003.0017

This chapter focuses on Katie Melnick, a 52-year-old Pole who had a strong faith in God. Even at the last stages of her lung cancer and even after the cancer metastasized in her brain, Ms. Melnick maintained an unwavering faith, showing a deep sense of peace and faith that amazed her care givers. However, behind such seemingly peaceful battle against cancer, her family was complicated by secrets—secrets that caused pain, confusion, and guilt particularly for Lena, Ms. Melnick's daughter. This chapter focuses on mending old hurts and gaps, and on finding unexpected possibilities for love and reconciliation.

Keywords:   strong faith, God, faith, pain, confusion, guilt, mending, love, reconciliation

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