Care in Healthcare

Reflections on Theory and Practice

by Franziska Krause, Joachim Boldt

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Book Description

This book examines the concept of care and care practices in healthcare from the interdisciplinary perspectives of continental philosophy, care ethics, the social sciences, and anthropology. Areas addressed include dementia care, midwifery, diabetes care, psychiatry, and reproductive medicine. Special attention is paid to ambivalences and tensions within both the concept of care and care practices. Contributions in the first section of the book explore phenomenological and hermeneutic approaches to care and reveal historical precursors to care ethics. Empirical case studies and reflections on care in institutionalised and standardised settings form the second section of the book. The concluding chapter, jointly written by many of the contributors, points at recurring challenges of understanding and practicing care that open up the field for further research and discussion. This collection will be of great value to scholars and practitioners of medicine, ethics, philosophy, social science and history.

This open book is licensed under a Creative Commons License (CC BY). You can download Care in Healthcare ebook for free in PDF format (2.9 MB).

Book Details

Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Published
2018
Pages
293
Edition
1
Language
English
ISBN13
9783319612904
ISBN10
3319612905
ISBN13 Digital
9783319612911
ISBN10 Digital
3319612913
PDF Size
2.9 MB
License
CC BY

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