A Rotten ‘Misadventure’

Savita Halappanavar’s widower condemns ‘barbaric and inhuman care’, and says ‘she was just left there to die’ I cant help but think that if she had been Irish, instead of a foreigner, the jury wouldn’t have labelled it a ‘Misadventure’ – a term that sounds clinically casual – it would have been called  ‘Malpractice’ or […]

Persistent Trauma Stress Disorder

When there is no P in Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. I’ve often thought that a large number of people in India – a vast percentage of the population – live in a state of persistent trauma, where the stresses of trying to survive are daily and relentless. “In the developing world, it’s sometimes difficult to […]