A patient experience
My sister Rinku was apprehensive when she first heard the word 'hospice', we immediately thought of rules and regulations, a place to die in. In fact it enhanced the quality of life of Rinku, and of us as a family. As a family we felt very much at home. Straight away we were on first name terms with the doctors and nurses. Rinku could have a bath any time she liked, day or night, she could eat when she wanted, and the nurses got to know her likes and dislikes.
One day we heard someone playing a guitar. It was the music therapist, and before I could even ask he said 'Would you like me to play you a Bhajan'. Rinku loved Bhajans. We all crowded into the room and he played beautiful music, we all got tearful, it was a really powerful moment.