Author: Guus Timmerman

Guus Timmerman

Guus Timmerman, PhD, (1961) was trained as physicist, theologian and care ethicist. He is research fellow at the Presence Foundation and member of the programme committee of the Critical Ethics of Care research network. Together with care ethicists Frans Vosman and Andries Baart, he published recently ‘Digging into care practices’ in the International Journal of Care and Caring, and ‘In search of good care’ in Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy.
See a list of publications at: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Guus_Timmerman

Cultivating quality awareness in corona times

Together with my colleagues Andries Baart and Jan den Bakker, I wrote an article in which we presented the Care-Ethical Model of Quality (CEMQ). We did that against the background of the Covid-19 pandemic and used the pandemic to illustrate the fruitfulness of CEMQ in describing, interrogating, evaluating, and improving existing care practices. Continue reading Cultivating quality awareness in corona times

More self-reliance, less government? Neoliberalisation in healthcare and social welfare

The Critical Ethics of Care research is interested in the study of the impact of neoliberalism in health care and social welfare. How concepts and ideas circulating in those domains, originate in, are influenced by, or are susceptible to neoliberalism.

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Empirically grounded ethics of care

Ethics of care – with its emphasis on care instead of fairness, relationships instead of rules, conflicting responsibilities instead of competing rights, contextual and narrative thinking instead of formal and abstract thinking – originates in the empirical research of Carol Gilligan and her co-workers. Continue reading Empirically grounded ethics of care