Real care is not simply a matter of one trained and credentialed person doing things to a person who is ill or injured. Real care implies a knowing and two sided exchange, a human interaction.
We see and feel this in our family life. Healthy families to do not require children to pay for their breakfast.
Still, we are so accustomed to the task and procedure centric system that we call health care that it is sometimes difficult to imagine how different things could be.
That’s where art comes in.
This video highlights how unseemly it is to be forced to pay for the privilege of sitting on a park bench. I am not sure the artist intended it this way but it is also a powerful comment on our broken health care system.
(h/t Andrew Sullivan)