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?
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
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