Posts tagged empathy

"All the time my children were with me, giving me their best care that they could give. As for my relatives…., this period for me was a kind of test to understand who is who. From the time they heard about my TB their relationship with me and with my family changed rapidly. They preferred to avoid any contact with me. They were even telling my wife to send me to live in far prairies in order not to infect the people around me. They were sure that I would die soon. But now they are shy. Really, very shy."
Mukhtar writes about the role his wife and children have played in supporting him though his treatment for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis. Mukhtar is being treated for MDR-TB by MSF in Kyrgyzstan.    

"All the time my children were with me, giving me their best care that they could give. As for my relatives…., this period for me was a kind of test to understand who is who. From the time they heard about my TB their relationship with me and with my family changed rapidly. They preferred to avoid any contact with me. They were even telling my wife to send me to live in far prairies in order not to infect the people around me. They were sure that I would die soon. But now they are shy. Really, very shy."

Mukhtar writes about the role his wife and children have played in supporting him though his treatment for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis. Mukhtar is being treated for MDR-TB by MSF in Kyrgyzstan.    

As a doctor, in MSF work and in Canada, family members tap me on the shoulder and ask for my attention all the time. It’s hard to know if it is an emergency or a less serious concern. The man who was looking for his brother was just one of these worried family members the night of this critical event. Everyone who has lost their brother or their sister deserves a helping hand. That is what we are here to do.
A traffic accident with around 50 casualties puts Raghu and his team to the test. Raghu is a medical doctor working with MSF in Chad. Please leave your questions and comments for Raghu below his blog post.
The baby’s foot was injured. The mother had stabilized the little foot with a piece of cardboard from a food package and a dirty cloth. The sight of this hit me. I felt this enormous empathy for the woman who did all she could to help her baby with the small resources she has.
Empathy and coping with violence in Minja’s latest blog post. Please leave your comments and questions for Minja on her blog.