The Crisis Of Care

The Crisis Of Care

by Susan S. Phillips
     
 

ISBN-10: 0878405992

ISBN-13: 9780878405992

Pub. Date: 09/01/1995

Publisher: Georgetown University Press

By combining stories of care, the reflections of caregiving practitioners, and interpretations of caregiving within a larger social and theoretical framework, this collection identifies the values and skills involved in quality caregiving at the individual level and affirms their importance for reshaping our public caregiving institutions. Contributors from the

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By combining stories of care, the reflections of caregiving practitioners, and interpretations of caregiving within a larger social and theoretical framework, this collection identifies the values and skills involved in quality caregiving at the individual level and affirms their importance for reshaping our public caregiving institutions. Contributors from the fields of medicine, nursing, teaching, ministry, sociology, psychotherapy, theology, and philosophy articulate their values, hopes, commitments, and practices both in theoretical essays and in narratives of caregiving that reveal the complexities of skillful practice.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780878405992
Publisher:
Georgetown University Press
Publication date:
09/01/1995
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
204
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.47(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction1
Narrative: When Life Threatens17
Understanding Caring in Contemporary America21
Narrative: Listening to the Heart36
Caring as a Way of Knowing and Not Knowing42
Narrative: Meeting at the Table63
Teach Us to Care and Not to Care66
Narrative: No Safe Conduct80
The Caring Physician: Balancing the Three Es: Effectiveness, Efficiency, and Empathy83
Narrative: To Care Is to Listen95
Preparing Students for the World97
Narrative: Photograph105
The Corrosion of Care in the Context of School109
Narrative: Death by Choice119
Beyond the Ethics of Rightness: The Role of Compassion in Moral Responsibility123
Narrative: Beyond the Clinical Gaze144
Caring as Gift and Goal: Biblical and Theological Reflections149
Narrative: Listening with Care168
Philosophical Reflections on Caring Practices174
Contributions189

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