Fabienne Brugere

Brugère: Emotions and Care

On November 6th 2015 professor Fabienne Brugère of the University of Paris was interviewed by our editor Tessa Smorenburg. They talked about burning issues in ethics of care and the Brugère’s views on the value of emotions, and how this relates to care. This interview was written in co-operation with Brugère’s publisher, Libraire Mollat.

The interview covers tree topics in the ethics of care, as identified by Fabienne Brugère: the notion of care and democracy, care for the increasingly large amount of elderly people, and equality of treatment in general care. Then, she’ll explain her position on the value of emotions in care. And to conclude, Brugère shares her view on a central issue in the discussion of ethics of care in France: “How do we relate to one another?”.

About the author: Tessa Roberts-Smorenburg

Tessa Roberts-Smorenburg

Tessa Roberts-Smorenburg (1987) graduated as a master in Ethics of Care and Policy at the University of Humanistic Studies in Utrecht (NL) in 2015. She currently holds the double position of ethical consultant, and policy advisor in the Centre on the Quality of Life and Survivorship, at the Antoni van Leeuwenhoek hospital in Amsterdam (NL). This centre accommodates the physical/psychosocial, supportive and survivorship care for cancer patients. As a sociotherapist she worked in direct contact with patients in psychiatric clinics. Her previous experience at TAAK brought her in contact with visual artists and care institutions to whom she provided an ethics of care perspective during research and project development for the programme “Art & Care”.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.