Hospices Tororo and Jinja – the Hard Things

Hospices Tororo and Jinja – the Hard Things
I've been working with Hospice Jinja for almost as long as I've been going to Uganda; I connected with them on my second visit, nearly 6 years ago. When Rinty opened up Hospice Tororo a few years ago, I started visiting there, too. In that time, I've seen some hard things. Things you just don't see -- honestly, things that really don't even happen -- in the US. Through it all, the folks of both hospices have kept their compassion, their love, their dedicat...

Hospice in the Bahamas

To those of us in the States and Europe, hospice and palliative care are things we take for granted. If someone has a terminal friend or relative, it is a natural question to ask, "Have they signed up for hospice?" We have come to understand the value of hospice care, of dying at home, of help for caretakers, and the like. In other words, we completely take it for granted. In Uganda, there are six hospices in the entire country. I work with two of them....