A person is not made to look after the other person whole.

Masaru Nishikawa



For nursing care and parental care, the main reason why caregiving is very hard is that the relationship between caregivers is closed. It is impossible for a person to carry many cares at once. If someone or some people say to him/her, “ Do you want me to do it for you?”, he/she will be saved from being driven into a nervous breakdown. He/She can barely avoid coming to the dead end. Nishikawa is one of us who have started  "clinical philosophy" together. He is a nurse. 


May 31, 2015

from “Oriori no Kotoba” by Kiyokazu Washida, The Asahi Shimbun