This article by the Dutch care-ethicists Vosman, Timmerman and Baart was part of a special issue of the International Journal of Care and Caring (IJCC), a new multidisciplinary journal designed to advance scholarship and debate in the important and expanding field of care and caring. Continue reading Digging into care practices
The Journal Ethics and Social Welfare calls for papers for a special issue on Ethical Conflicts in Social Work Practice: Challenges and Opportunities. Continue reading Social Work Practice
Join us for an afternoon of dialogue that raises critical questions on care. On November 2, together with students, faculty, and professor emerita Joan Tronto, we will look at the world through the lens of care.
At a moment of political discord in our country, it is no secret that we face a care deficit. To adequately care for our children, older people, and for ourselves has become a challenge. Care impacts us all, no matter where we live or where we were born. Although political life and institutions should help us to care better, many caregivers see organizations as hindrances to care. ‘Care’ is also narrowed to care work and a commodity, professor Joan Tronto would argue, rather than seeing the full practice of care. Care holds our lives together, but it is still hidden from public space and that needs to change. During this afternoon, we grapple with questions such as: what would it mean if we would rethink our private and public commitments from the perspective of care? How should care be distributed, or who should care, for whom and why? How can we tell which institutions provide good care? And what would a caring institution look like?
The Swedish movie The Square (2017) is a satirical and confronting perspective on modern, western culture. The director’s intention is not to offer moral critique, but rather to highlight the existence of compassion in daily practises. Continue reading The Square: Compassion for show
‘Why care’ was the title of a symposium organised by ICI Berlin Institute for Cultural Inquiry (July 2018) and Lisa Baraitser, author of Enduring time (published November 2017), was one of the academics who presented her thinking. Lisa Baraitser is professor of Psychosocial Theory in the Department of Psychosocial Studies at Birkbeck, University of London Continue reading The permanence of non-sovereignty in our relations with others
The introduction of Barcoded Medicine Administration (BCMA) is based on the assumption that when human action is eliminated as much as possible, drug distribution becomes safer. Marcel Boonen investigated the implications of this assumption. Below the summery of his dissertation. Continue reading Nurses in space