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A prayer for the dying

Offering a peaceful end to the terminally ill

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For years Siriporn* has worked as a hospice volunteer at Wat Khampramong, which offers palliative care for terminally-ill patients, suffering mostly from cancer. This is one of the few places dedicated to tending patients who are turning the final corners of their lives, and Siriporn's main job is to help them through the inevitable as comfortably as possible. 

''Having a chance to get involved with other's death gives me an added purpose to my live. It's very fulfilling,'' nursing professor Siriporn said.

Siriporn and her students visit the temple many times a year to offer patients nursing care services and recreation activities, mostly comic relief to help alleviate their emotional pain.

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