As I listen to each patient’s life narrative about the problems they have experienced I am reminded of previous cases, and I notice how different elements are transferred and relived in other people’s stories.
Aster had very severe physical, psychosocial and spiritual pain. This excruciating pain gives discomfort to her and her family.
Availability of oral morphine is still an unrealised dream in most parts of India and if you live in a village or a small town, then its better that you do not even dream of it!
Unfortunately so common: physical pains going hand-in-hand with deep emotional and spiritual suffering
The visit was only scheduled for two weeks later; the patient was therefore left in severe pain this whole time.