“To care is human”

Prof. Dr. Victor M. Montori – professor of Medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, USA

“Mangomoments are demonstrations of noticing and responding, flags of the resistance against the tendency of industrial healthcare for cruelty. Yet, Mangomoments are nothing heroic, expert, or extravagant. They are signs that plain care is possible. They are small kindnesses, often perceived as extraordinary luxuries unaffordable by the pressures of high-value healthcare. They are evidence of our common vulnerabilities and fate, of our noncompliance with the ideologies and protocols of cruelty, of our standing in solidarity with each other, of our human superpower to care. They are graffiti in the experience of healthcare that calls for turning away from industrial healthcare and toward careful and kind care. They call for a patient revolution.”

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