Care Professions and Globalization

Palgrave Macmillan

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.

Care Professions and Globalization

Ana Marta González and Craig Iffland (eds.), Care Professions and Globalization. Theoretical and Practical Perspectives, Palgrave Macmillan, May 2014, 272pp.

"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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Ana Marta González - University of Navarra - and Craig Iffland - University of Notre Dame.
Introduction: The Challenges of 'Care'

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

David H. Smith - Yale University 
Carefree in Barcelona

Kim Redgrave
'Moved by the Suffering of Others': Using Aristotelian Theory to Think about Care

Melissa MoschellaPrinceton University
Social Contract Theory and Moral Agency: Understanding the Roots of an Uncaring Society

Alejandro García -  University of Navarra
Emotional Work and Care as Relationship: some Particularities and Consequences

M. Sophia Aguirre - Catholic University of America
Socio-Economic Impact of the Work of the Home

Ambrogia CeredaUniversity of Navarra
Working in the ICU: A Study on the Normalization of Tension in Health Care Provision

Richard Hugman - University of New South Wales
Professionalizing Care - a Necessary Irony? Some Implications of the 'Ethics of Care' for the Caring Professions and Informal Caring

María Pía Chirinos -  Pontifical University of the Holy Cross
Domestic Work: Judgments and Biases Regarding Mundane Tasks

Mercedes PérezUniversity of Navarra
The Moral Sense of Nursing Care

Carlos Centeno
A Professional Perspective on End of Life Care