The Nairobi Hospice--tribute to the late professor Edward George Kasili.
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Professor Edward George Kasili is regarded as the father of the hospice movement in Kenya. In 1990, he together with Ruth Wooldridge and Jane Moore founded the Nairobi Hospice which takes care of patients with life limiting illnesses from all walks of life. This was of course not easy since even now the mentality of people towards dying is still the same, where people fear talking about death. The hospice movement tries to help somebody die well, die with dignity. The Nairobi Hospice had the privilege of caring for Professor Kasili in his last days before he passed on due to complications of cancer. This article is a tribute to this great man for his forward thinking and for starting the hospice movement.
CitationMwamba PM, Sirengo BN.,The Nairobi Hospice--tribute to the late professor Edward George Kasili.,East Afr Med J. 2009 Dec;86(12 Suppl):S110-11.
University of Nairobi,School of health science,