The subject of the PhD thesis of Marij Bontemps is practical wisdom, “.. the virtuous capacity to .. discover what is morally relevant, knowing how to decide, knowing how to act, as well as knowing how to learn from what was not done well. Continue reading Practical wisdom: vital core of professionalism in medical practices
Care, social work and education are not about following the rules. Rules, guide lines, protocols are helpful, but you have to deal with them in a practically wise manner. Andries Baart and Guus Timmerman did thorough research into what general practitioners perceive, consider, assess, weigh, do and evaluate at the bedside of their sick and dying patients. The results are best summarized under the heading of ‘practical wisdom’. Professionals have to practice practical wisdom to deliver good care, social work and education. Practical wisdom beats rule obedience. We can explain that and account for it.
In the master class, the results of this research will be presented by Andries Baart, extraordinary professor at North-West University, South Africa. Three researchers will connect his analysis with their knowledge of care, social work and education. Marij Bontemps is paediatrician, was member of the board of the St. Jansdal hospital in Harderwijk, and is doing research into practical wisdom. Sabrina Keinemans is lecturer and researcher at Utrecht University of Applied Sciences and fellow in the Innovation of Social Work research group. Ton Zondervan is lecturer, teacher educator, and researcher at Windesheim University of Applied Sciences.
The master class is relevant to professionals in the fields of care, social work and education, especially for those who just sensibly do what they think that has to be done, and become tired of the way they have to explain it and account for it. The spoken language is Dutch. You can download the brochure here (Dutch)
The master class is organized by the Foundation Critical Ethics of Care, that facilitates the international research network Critical Ethics of Care and the website Ethicsofcare.org.
This review of The discovery of quality. Theory and practice of relational caring, the latest book of professor Andries Baart, appeared in the December issue of Optentia News Letter (North West University South Africa). Continue reading In search of quality
When it comes to governance in health care, we rely far too much on general principles of good governance. In my dissertation I am looking for ways to understand supervisory practice from the perspective of practical wisdom Continue reading Practical wisdom in health care governance
Do we know how general practitioners decide what to do when caring for patients who are at the end of their life? Continue reading Practical wisdom