Recently I wrote a letter to mrs U., member of the board of directors of a large care institute for people with mental illnesses. The reason for me to write this letter was what happened during my visit to my friend John, resident of the institute. Let me tell you what happened on this Saturday morning in July. Continue reading Simply good care?
In corona times phone or video calls have taken over face-to-face conversations. In the Dutch Journal Healthcare & Ethics, Tessa Smorenburg wrote the article The boundaries of digital care according to ‘Her’. Continue reading The Boundaries of Digital Care According to ‘Her’
For a humanist counsellor, providing spiritual care in prison since the onset of the pandemic has become both more challenging and more rewarding than before. Following the new rules, Ellen van der Weerd does her utmost to deliver good care. Continue reading Caught in Covid
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
Editor Silke Jacobi reflects on the significance of Frans Vosman’s essential notion of ‘minima moralia’ for her master thesis on contemporary institutional aspects as well as in her professional practice. Continue reading Frans Vosman, minima moralia and the institutional question
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