The module aims to enable practitioners of health or social care who wish to lead in their area of practice to:
- Enhance their insight into the philosophical, epistemological and professional dimensions of human care practices and their appreciation of a morality of caring practice through reflective inquiry.
- Systematically investigate the art and science of their practice and disseminate their findings.
What you will study
Theoretical frameworks: Leininger, Watson, Benner and Wrubel, Roach, Wuest. Caring as scientific rationality, Transpersonal caring as art, caring as welfare, intuition, caring as power. The caring imperative in education. Cultural care diversity, reflective models: Johns, Gibbs, Carper, Atkins and Murphy. Heidegger’s intentionality, Husserl & phenomenology. Altruism, helping and moral decision making, philosophy of practice statements.