We recently had the pleasure of meeting Mandy, the host of PhilosophyofHealth.org, who discusses navigating her disability, access to health care, and critiques of the modern health care system, and many other health-related topics. We are reposting Mandy’s interview with her Home Health Aide (also known as a Personal Care Attendants or Personal Care Aide), where the two of them discuss their journeys that brought them together. In the introduction, Mandy gives an overview of the exploitation HHAs experience and the real antagonisms between patients and health care workers.
The Florence Johnston Collective strongly believes that a struggle for human care must bridge the gap between patients and care workers. We appreciate how Mandy and Shyam are working through these questions. We are excited to share Mandy’s and Shyam’s story here on Flo Jo’s blog. Enjoy.