In front of an audience author and journalist Madeleine Bunting untangles the many definitions of 'care' we may encounter over the course of a life.
All this week, author and journalist Madeleine Bunting - in front of an audience at the British Academy - untangles the many definitions of 'care' we may encounter over the course of a life: who provides it, how it is organized and institutionalised, who pays for it.
In life, we stumble often across the need to care for another or our own need of care at a point of vulnerability. Yet we are confronted by health systems which seem eager to put scientific rigour - necessary though that is - before emotional engagement. For this essay, author and broadcaster Madeleine interviewed a wide range of people working in health care.