Edited by Alan BlumĀ andĀ Stuart J. Murray

The book begins with a focus on the ethical foundations of caregiving in health and expands towards problems of ethics and justice implicated in a range of issues. The content develops the notion of care itself and its connection to practice.

Organized around the themes of culture as a restraint on caregiving in different social contexts and situations, innovative methods in healthcare, and the way in which culture works to position care as part of a rhetorical approach to dependency, responsibility, and justice, The Ethics of Care presents case studies examining institutional responses to end-of-life issues, the notion of informed consent, biomedicine, Indigenous rights, and post-colonialism in care and theoretical approaches to the concept of care.

Offering discussions from a variety of disciplinary approaches, including sociology, communication and social theory, as well as hermeneutics, phenomenology and deconstruction, this book will appeal to scholars across the social science with interests in healthcare, medicine, justice and in the question of how we think about care as a notion and social form, and its relationship to practice.