Founder and Chiarman of Pallium India, Trivandum, Kerala, India
"Children’s faith is often absolute, and support by religious counsellors schooled in palliative care could be a major means of improving quality of life. However, particularly in multi-religious societies, misguided attempts at religious support can worsen suffering. Children need to be “met where they are”. Every palliative care worker should be able to explore what connects the child to his world and what meaning life holds for him. Skilled spiritual counsellors could intervene where necessary and possible."