Published on: December 15, 2015

“Rini would attempt to sit down one moment, fail, and try to stand up, but then would bend over to a side, her body totally refusing to obey her will……. Still bent over, she crawled to the bedroom and tried to lie down; but failed. Her body arched backward like a bow, the small of her back on the edge of the bed and her head almost touching the bed.”

IPPC_29_04_COVER.inddIn their narrative “Pain in Bali” published in the Journal of Pain and Palliative Care Pharmacotherapy, authors M. R. Rajagopal and Kurnia Ito describe how mindless regulations and near-total lack of pain education combine to inflict needless cruel suffering on people with life-threatening diseases.

Kurnia Ito adds a possible reason, “It seems easier to get people interested in cute cats than in terminally ill people in pain!”

Read the free access article “Pain in Bali” in the Journal of Pain and Palliative Care Pharmacotherapy.

Don’t you have a story in you? Do please write your story on pain, suffering or relief and share it with the world. It will help your wound to heal by sharing and help others by giving visibility to the issue. Read about the narratives feature and other narratives.

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