Providing “Good Deaths” in Malawi: Malawi’s First (and Only) Hospice


In the late 1990s nurse, Lucy Finch, traveled to her native country of Malawi to care for her sister who was dying from aids. As Finch sat at her sister’s bedside late one night she heard the harrowing screams of a young soldier in the next room – as the proper drugs or care could not be provided by the hospital to alleviate his agonizing pain. This moment sparked a fire in Finch as she vowed to return to Malawi and create a place where individuals could have a ‘good death.’

Read the full BBC article from the series ‘BBC 100 Women’ here.

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