Health care: a new civil-rights movement?

Discussion in 'Health and Wellness Forum' started by Terry, Oct 8, 2011.

  1. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

    Aug 17, 2004
    Bothell, Washington
    The patient was stoic and distant as he sat on the edge of the bed waiting for me to give him the bath I had promised an hour earlier. Quickly I gathered my supplies and began by washing the old man's back. But suddenly, he burst out sobbing.
    "Did I hurt you?" I asked concerned.
    "No, no!" He ordered gruffly, "Go on now."
    After several minutes of silence, he softly shared.
    "I'm sorry. You see, my wife died 22 years ago and no one has touched my back since that day." In the longest bath I've ever given, he told me why she liked the rain and what she always planted in her garden — but it's nowhere in my charting.
    The rest of the story

    Kathleen Bartholomew
  2. Ian Gills

    Ian Gills Senior Robin Hood Guy

    Jul 24, 2007
    Robber, with some DIY on the side.
    The poor don't deserve health care! Let them suffer! Though it is labeled as socialism by the "haves" and virtually unreachable by the "have-nots," we have found our next frontier: improving the wellness of America. And in that quest, maybe the services we give away for free are not worthless after all, but rather the harbingers of a healthier society where every citizen has the inalienable right to be well.

    Amend the Constitution. It's long over due.
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