A Palliative Pioneer Retires

2011 June 6
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National Florence Nightingale 2008

Reverend Sister Merlin, one of the pioneers of palliative nursing in India and an active worker with the Pain and Palliative Care Society at Calicut from its beginning, formally retired from Kerala Government Service on 26 May 2011.

She was the winner of the prestigious National Florence Nightingale Award for Nursing Personnel in 2008, which she had received from the President of India, Prathibha Patil.

Best wishes for the new phase of your life, Sister Merlin.

You may have formally retired from Government service, but we have no doubt that you will be active in palliative nursing for many many years to come!

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