November 1, 2011

From the latest House Organ: "On his own terms"

Last winter, terminally ill with cancer, homeless and unable to speak, 47-year-old Ken Goslin, was moving quickly toward an end of life that could have been painful and lonely.

But it didn’t turn out that way.

Efforts by a team of VUMC, at first acting in their official capacities and later as Goslin’s friends, changed his life. Vanderbilt’s Ethics Consultation Service was called on to provide good communication, but in the end, it helped Goslin find something far more valuable: a good end of life.

Read the whole House Organ story by Carole Bartoo and view a video about Ken Goslin  here.