Author: Andries Baart

Andries Baart

Andries Baart (1952) is Professor (emeritus) Presence and Care, now Visiting Professor to Utrecht Medical Centre, department of psychiatry (The Netherlands) as well as attached to North-West University (South Africa).

We should also discuss quality of life

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?

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