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Hospice care is the most holistic form of care within medicine- physical, emotional, familial and spiritual. Who would want to miss out on this?

Life Story of a Jinja Hospice Patient

Tuesday, 23 Jul 2013 04:50

M. J., a 14 year old Ugandan girl, is one of 5 Ugandan children orphaned by the death of both parents from HIV/AIDS.  M. J. suffered greatly from her parents’ death and from being separated from her 4 siblings after taken in by her maternal aunt. a peasant farmer, and her siblings’ going to live with other relatives. After moving to her aunt’s home. M. J. who had been completely healthy, developed a painful rash on her right upper arm and was found to be HIV positive. She was taken to a local clinic, but the treatment she received did not help her. Continue reading