To our dismay, Frans Vosman eventually succumbed in June 2020 to the cancer that had reappeared a year earlier. He leaves an enormous void, but we will try to go on without him as good as it gets. Continue reading Frans Vosman (1952-2020) – a concise sketch of his life and work
We speak of social distancing, yet of course that is not what is really going on. The transmission of the corona virus is being slowed down – or so experts are telling us and why would we not believe them? – by a package of measures being imposed upon us:Continue reading Social Distancing
The vice chancellor of North-West University (NWU), Optentia Research Focus Area, in South Africa invited prof. Baart during his last visit (Feb.-March 2020) to deliver an academic lecture about the question how the NWU could be (more fully) a care ethical university. Continue reading Becoming a care ethical institution
The Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte keeps tellings us: what we do or don’t do in our care system is fully motivated by safety reasons from beginning to end: ‘It is better to be safe than sorry.’ Then again, is safety the only valid criterion left when discussing what care should look like in times of Corona? Haven’t we got anything better?Continue reading We should also discuss quality of life
On June 18, 2020 during an international Zoomsession, Professor Andries Baart spoke the words as quoted below.
Continue reading Personal memories of Frans Vosman (1952-2020)