“We still are a community or a nation where every individual is more concerned about how he/she is being perceived or judged by others than being individualistic, and therefore it’s a good setting for community based care model….and we haven’t really invested in that”
“Denial of one’s own humanness, denial of their own responsibilities and their own capacities to care……then the several activists who posture as crusaders become very popular symbols of reservoirs of empathy… If we don’t talk about community based care we’ll end up creating more and more institutions to house these people”
Roop feels that we are heading towards a world with less and less human contact where all caregiving is outsourced. He feels that gender has played a role too, as women empowerment has caught up unfortunately though, the role of men has not changed in parallel. Family caregiving must be given its importance and considered as noble work too. Today, since people are concerned about how they are perceived by others Roop feels that encouraging community based care can work.
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