Contemporary technology design suffers from a similar illness: "Users" are predominantly treated as inferior subjects - a nuisance in an otherwise "perfect" algorithmic system, optimised for maximum profits.
Empowerment (power WITHIN) is what modern medicine tries to do. However the semiotics - the signs and symbols we use to communicate - tell another story. Visual culture counts for a lot. From the TV shows to photography: modern medicine still towers, leans and has power OVER us. - Ivor Williams