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?
A blog by Helen Kohlen
Who cares? Put short and simple sounds rather banal, but has turned out to be a missing question in current debates about future perspectives of care arrangements in Germany for the („more and more demented“) elderly. Continue reading Who cares? Caring with technology
On November 6th 2015 professor Fabienne Brugère of the University of Paris was interviewed by our editor Tessa Smorenburg. Continue reading Brugère: Emotions and Care
“Human Rights” has been one of the most influential concepts of the past three centuries and it is still an essential constituent of modern conceptions of State and society. With the 1948 UN Declaration, human rights has become an even more pervasive concept, shaping everyday interactions at all levels, changing the language and rhetoric of politics, permeating literary works, movies, arts and media. Continue reading Disability and Human Rights
Professor Tetsu Harayama, Tokyo University, on care ethics in Japan.
On 16 January 2015 the Master Care Ethics and Policy (University of Humanistic Studies, Utrecht) organised a research meeting on the initiative of Joan Tronto, who was visiting the Netherlands. When thinking about what subject to address, those involved decided to tie in with questions among current students about the feminist roots of ethics of care.