Refilwe Desenyeho


1. What is your name?
Refilwe Desenyeho

2. Which hospice do you work for?
Hospice Wits

3. What do you do there?
Helping the patients.

4. How long have you been there?
5 years.


1. Why did you decide to focus on palliative care?
I just want to learn more about my work.

2. What gives you the greatest fulfilment?
Taking care of someone who is in need.

3. What do you find the most challenging?
Handling someone’s pain.

4. What do you think people find the most challenging about a life-threatening diagnosis?
Accepting the fact that they going to leave their loved ones.

5. How do you take care of your own health and balance?
Accepting whatever comes my way.

6. What is your advice to anyone else wishing to join your profession?
Have passion for what you want to do.

7. What is your advice to anyone given a life-threatening diagnosis?
Accept the news, enjoy life till the end.

8. What is your advice to the loved ones of anyone who is given a life-threatening diagnosis?
Support the person. Be there for them no matter the circumstances.

9. Do you have a “motto” that you tend to live by that you would like to share?
Pray until something happens (PUSH).