December 2, 2012 - The real danger of hospitalization - A. Papathanasiou

December 2, 2012

The real danger of hospitalization – A. Papathanasiou

It is obvious that, during hospitalization, what is greatly at danger is not just one’s health but one’s dignity. A man who for years maintained his dignity, that raised his children, that gained the respect of his peers, can suddenly be called a “grandpa” – not in a tender way, but with scorn. In only a few minutes he can become a victim of anonymity! It is something that resembles the agony of Oretstinskof who, in Solzhenitsyn’s Cancer Ward, supported the utopian idea that each doctor “should only have as many patients as he can remember”. 

Athanasios Papathanasiou

“Philanthropy or Activism”

Conference of Rhodes 2008, from the book “Therapeian Perosagondes”