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
Table of contents (14 chapters)
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.
- Medical Ethics
- Healthcare Professionals
- Practices of Care
- Open Access
Editors and Affiliations
University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany
Franziska Krause, Joachim Boldt
About the editors
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.
Book Title: Care in Healthcare
Book Subtitle: Reflections on Theory and Practice
Editors: Franziska Krause, Joachim Boldt
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Cham
Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
License: CC BY
Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-319-61290-4
Softcover ISBN: 978-3-319-87043-4
eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-61291-1
Edition Number: 1
Number of Pages: XI, 298