REJECTED AND ABANDONED
GLIMPSES OVER THE BEIGE PAINTED WALL
Keywords:Chaplain, children, clown, HIV/AIDS, Vospitatel (brings up, nourishes, nurtures)
In this article we get a unique insight into healthcare chaplaincy in Russia. The author gives us a moving personal insight into his work among children, teenagers and expectant mothers, mostly with HIV. He describes what the word ‘chaplain’ means to people, his daily work and experiences, the difficulties and the blessings. He concludes with a moving ‘wish list’ that illustrates the stark differences between Scottish and Russian experiences of healthcare.
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