CHAPTER 13Ensure Health Care for All
Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.
— CONSTITUTION, THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION
“You look really awful!” Perhaps the only time we welcome these words is when they are not a superficial criticism of an outfit or a bad haircut but instead an expression of real concern if we’re sick. In our “how-are-you-I’m-fine” culture, what a relief that someone notices and cares!
Whether we do something as simple as helping a loved one crawl between cool sheets, sip something soothing, and fall into needed sleep, or whether it involves taking a friend to the doctor and filling a prescription, our genuine concern and ...