Nyumbani Hospice for HIV+ Orphans

Posted on 03. Oct, 2007 in Church Teachings, Health, HIV/Aids, Hospice

Sister Mary Owens is a Loreto Sister who has spent several years in Africa.  She currently works at Nyumbani, a hospice for HIV positive orphans in Kenya.  She spoke to Piaras Jackson about her work and how she views Ireland on her visits home.  First she describes her first experience of missionary life in Kenya. 

Hospice Care for All

Posted on 16. May, 2007 in Cancer, Chronic illness, Death, Family, Health, Hospice

Some 30,000 people die each year in Ireland. While the vast majority of people want to die at home, two-thirds die in hospitals of one sort of another and 40% die in acute hospitals. The Irish Hospice Foundation has undertaken a hugely important project to introduce Hospice Principles into Hospital Practice.  Fr. Brian Nolan, a […]