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Solidarity and Care in the Netherlands

  • Jan van der Made
  • Ruud ter Meulen
  • Masja van den Burg
Part of the Philosophy and Medicine book series (PHME, volume 69)

Abstract

In his chapter on solidarity, based on the theories of classical and modern sociologists, Van Oorschot (1998) defines solidarity as ‘an actual state of interrelations between individuals, groups and the larger society, which enables the collective interest to take priority over the interests of individuals or sub-collectivities’. In doing so, he seems to rephrase Durkheim’s organic solidarity. The Dutch health care system may cause one to wonder if such a definition enables us to grasp what solidarity really means. In our view, it makes the existing solidarity arrangements only partly visible. It takes solidarity on the macro-level into account, but not solidarity on the micro level, with regard to the delivery of informal care.

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Home Care Health Care Service Informal Care Private Health Insurance Equal Access 
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  • Jan van der Made
  • Ruud ter Meulen
  • Masja van den Burg

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