During photography, the most interesting thing for me is always people, or rather their life stories. When I take pictures, I talk a lot. During this time, a huge number of photographs and life stories have accumulated, funny and not very funny. For a long time, I have had an unbearable longing after talking with old people. Feeling as if they are crushed and forgotten. As if they left all hope in the past, and they lacked the strength and perseverance to realize their dreams. Few of them are really happy.
Yesterday I conducted an unannounced monitoring visit to hospice wards based on two district hospitals in the Transcarpathian region, where there are patients with fatal diagnoses who are not even aware that they have such a diagnosis. Unfortunately, for the most part, doctors and medical staff do not have the necessary understanding of palliative care, patients' rights continue to be violated due to a lack of knowledge of staff, and most citizens are still limited in access to adequate comprehensive palliative and hospice care, which provides, in particular, applying of powerful painkillers.