Care Professions and Globalization
While everyone recognizes the need for care, not everyone recognizes the multiple realities signified by our use of the term. This volume presents an extended reflection on human dependency and the need for "care" from the perspective of diverse academic and professional disciplines.
Ana Marta González and Craig Iffland (eds.), Care Professions and Globalization. Theoretical and Practical Perspectives, Palgrave Macmillan, May 2014, 272pp.
Care and Professions in a Globalized World
"Care" is not just a particular kind of academic discourse - whether in the area of feminist ethics or social work - but is rather a developing profession with its own particular challenges. By exploring the different ways in which care is deployed in philosophical and practical contexts, this volume should help readers understand the practical challenges posed by the professionalization of care and the kind of policy approaches that will best promote the delivery of good "care".
"With an unusually strong introduction, Iffland and Gonzalez have organized a series of papers that affirm the perduring centrality of care in human life—both for its survival and its flourishing. They distinguish between two forms of care—'caring about' and 'caring for' others. Within that framework, they examine the complexities of caregiving today, as undertaken reflexively in the setting of family and friends and increasingly under the auspices of external caregivers, both professional and non-professional." - William F. May, Emeritus Professor of Ethics, Southern Methodist University, USA; Former member of the Clinton Task Force on Health Care Reform and the President's Council on Bioethics.
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Eva Feder Kittay - Stony Brook Center for Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care and Bioethics
The Completion of Care - With Implications for a Duty to Receive Care Graciously
'Moved by the Suffering of Others': Using Aristotelian Theory to Think about Care
A Professional Perspective on End of Life Care