Care ethics and corporeal inquiry in patient relations

Practically every development in medicine in the post–World War II period distanced the physician and the hospital from the patient and the community, disrupting personal connections and severing bonds of trust. We need an ethics that include bodily mediated knowledge as a complement to intellectual knowledge. Care is a challenging concept to explore, in part because it is employed widely and often without thoughtful parsing. Moreover, it has gained increasing significance in ethical discourse.1 Since the 1980s, feminist theorists have used the term care ethics to describe a relational approach to morality that does not rely on rubrics of adjudication such as rules or consequences. The ..
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DOI 10.2979/intjfemappbio.5.1.52
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