The purposes of the site are:
1. To create a system to improve and exchange medical protocols
that do not require labs/x-rays/morphine.
2. To provide and exchange medical photos which may assist diagnosis.
3. To try to involve Doctors, medically trained people and Non-Government
Organisations in the work of the hospice.
view the sites extensive range of medical photographs, descriptions
and protocols, please click this link.
(Caution. The protocols are NOT adequate for diagnosis and treatment
in places where X-rays, lab examinations and specialised doctors
His website also offers a virtual visit of the hospice where
he works in Thailand.
Below are just some of his experiences from working in an Aids
"I go to a patient's bedside and ask him if he wants something.
He answers me: "Touch me ". I touch him, I tighten my hold.
He has moist eyes.
I go to the bedside of an old patient. I examine her with naked
hands. She begins to cry of emotion and tells me: "You dared
to touch me! Oh doctor! You dared to touch me!"
Since then I touch them, touch them again, with both palms open.
I don't use gloves except if prudence imposes it. It is rare."
"A Western visitor asks me to take an interest in a depressive
patient who had cried before him. I made him speak and he cried
a second time, for some valid reasons, I admit. Because I have
a stone heart by habit, I got quickly tired of the conversation
and used the pretext of the urgent needs of another patient
to leave him. Another Westerner came to take over and the patient
cries a third time… Finally, a Thai help nurse who had observed
all from afar comes to his bedside when he was again alone and
tries to make him laugh. She succeeds…
Middle of the ward, a radio sang: "Happy birthday to you!" One
of the fated patients that knew some words in English sang:
"Happy dead day to you." Other patients sang with him. And they
…The mystery of Thai culture fascinates me."
here to view images from the Aids Hospice, Thailand
Other articles about the Aids Hospice:
Thailand, Part 4, Helping Monks Care for Aids Suffers, 14 August 2002
Glorious Thailand, Part 5, Family: The Real Meaning
of Being Human, 21 October 2002