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Care in Healthcare

Reflections on Theory and Practice

Editors: Krause, Franziska, Boldt, Joachim (Eds.)

  • Offers a coherent approach to the notion of care that combines theory and practice and reveals their inter-relatedness
  • Provides a framework of care to be of interest to scholars and students of philosophy, ethics, social sciences and health care
  • Includes case studies for healthcare provisions of high societal relevance, such as diabetes and dementia
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About this book

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.

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.

About the authors

Franziska Krause is Senior Researcher at the Department of Medical Ethics and the History of Medicine at Freiburg University, Germany. One of her main research areas is the ethics of care.

Joachim Boldt is Associate Professor and Deputy Head at the Department of Medical Ethics and the History of Medicine and Coordinator of the Clinical Ethics Committee at Freiburg University, Germany. 


Reviews

“This book is written for practicing healthcare providers as well as academic audiences. By bringing attention to often unspoken and unexamined norms, the authors offer sage insights for students or anyone else interested in caregiving. … This is an intriguing addition to the field of care studies. The historical and cultural discussions specific to each author's background provide novel perspectives that are not frequently found in the current care literature.” (Brandy M. Fox, Doody's Book Reviews, February, 2018)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Understanding Care: Introductory Remarks

    Krause, Franziska (et al.)

    Pages 1-9

  • Forgotten Approaches to Care: The Human Being as Neighbour in the German-Jewish Tradition of the Nineteenth Century

    Conradi, Elisabeth

    Pages 13-35

  • Nursing as Accommodated Care: A Contribution to the Phenomenology of Care. Appeal, Concern, Volition, Practice

    Freter, Björn

    Pages 37-49

  • Fundamentals of an Ethics of Care

    Maio, Giovanni

    Pages 51-63

  • The Interdependence of Care and Autonomy

    Boldt, Joachim

    Pages 65-86

Buy this book

eBook  
  • ISBN 978-3-319-61291-1
  • This book is an open access book, you can download it for free on link.springer.com
Hardcover 53,49 €
price for Germany (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-61290-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Care in Healthcare
Book Subtitle
Reflections on Theory and Practice
Editors
  • Franziska Krause
  • Joachim Boldt
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-61291-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-61291-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-61290-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 298
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