Persons who depend to a large degree on daily care from others, like residents of a nursing home, are at great risk of being hurt in their uniqueness. One important source for reducing this risk to a minimum offers nurses’ daily and concrete care. That care can preserve someone’s identity. If so, nurses’ care can be described as preservative care. Continue reading Interdependence revised: co-creation as new pathway
Like many people across the U.S., Canada, and around the world, I awoke on November 9, 2016, with a deep sense of sorrow, anger and disbelief. As a Canadian, Trump was not my President Elect; yet somehow his election hit close to home. That morning, I struggled to turn my attention to my main task for the day: Continue reading ‘New feminism’ in the Age of Trump
In the Netherlands a much debated issue is whether or not people who consider their life ‘to be completed’ should be entitled to get assistance in ending it. The concept ‘completed life’ is the central concept of a discourse that aims to make this entitlement a matter of Dutch legislation. Continue reading When is a life completed?
In this article Nalinie Mooten calls for adjustments along the lines of care and justice constitutive of a moral shift that reinforces the under-scrutinized links between them. Overall, it will attempt to break down the binary oppositions between care and justice, which is deemed detrimental to the thickness of morality. Continue reading ‘Either Care or Rights’ won’t do: Moving Beyond the Rights-Care Split
The 2016 US Presidential election holds some important lessons about the place of care in American politics today. Some of these lessons are cautionary, but others are surprisingly encouraging. Continue reading Trump’s Election, the Dark Side of Care, and Care’s Potentially Bright Future