March 1, 2011
In this video, Doug talks about choosing palliative care for prostate cancer with bone metastasis, and to accept his life ending
Watch as Doug talks about making the decision to start palliative care for prostate cancer with bone metastasis, and accepting the end of his life.
He also talks about finding acceptance and feeling relief. He shares how hope has changed for him because of cancer.
Doug passed away in May 2012. He had worked in business development for a large software company. He was married with two children.
I know a lot of people have difficulty with the idea of dying. I have difficulty with the idea of dying. I don’t want to die. I don’t like the fact that I’m dying. But I know I’m dying. So, all I can really do is work with what I have. So, once you can accept the fact that that’s what’s happening to you, then you can move on and you can make these decisions that are right for you.
Watch the video of Doug talking about choosing palliative care for prostate cancer
The Partnership’s Person-Centred Perspective initiative is committed to improving the patient experience. We are working with partners across Canada to find the best ways to offer a person-centred perspective throughout a person’s cancer journey and to help information flow throughout. The impact of a cancer diagnosis goes far beyond the physical disease. It affects every aspect of a person’s life. The initiative has focused on reporting about the patient experience, and giving health-care providers patient-centred tools and resources, which have been validated and standardized.