Published on: July 5, 2017

Alex Pierce, one of the three visitors Pallium India had for a month of palliative care training through Child Family Health International (CFHI), spoke about his experience, towards the end of the program.

“Last week at home visits, Dr Annamma sat down with a patient, held his hand and talked to him as a person before she started a physical examination.

During the consultation, the man mentioned his loneliness. Dr Annamma joined the man in prayer. These are not things that I am used to seeing in healthcare.

There is cancer in my family. It is good and reassuring to see there is a healthcare system that addresses emotional and spiritual suffering like this. On a personal level, I shall remember to listen more when there is illness in the family.”

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