Nursing Ethics 18 (2):217-231 (2011)

Authors
Tove Pettersen
University of Oslo
Abstract
In this article we elaborate on the concept of mature care, in which reciprocity is crucial. Emphasizing reciprocity challenges other comprehensions where care is understood as a one-sided activity, with either the carer or the cared for considered the main source of knowledge and sole motivation for caring. We aim to demonstrate the concept of mature care’s advantages with regard to conceptualizing the practice of care, such as in nursing. First, we present and discuss the concept of mature care, then we apply the concept to two real life cases taken from the field of acute psychiatry. In the first example we demonstrate how mature care can grasp tacit reciprocal aspects in caring. In the other, we elucidate a difficulty related to the concept, namely the lack of reciprocity and interaction that affects some relationships.
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1177/0969733010392301
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 69,257
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

The Ethics of Care. Personal, Political, and Global.Virginia Held - 2007 - Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 69 (2):399-399.
The Ethics of Care and Empathy. [REVIEW]M. Slote - 2009 - Analysis 69 (1):190-192.
On Caring.Milton Mayeroff - 1965 - International Philosophical Quarterly 5 (3):462-474.

View all 8 references / Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

View all 11 citations / Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Mature Care and the Virtue of Integrity.Vigdis Ekeberg - 2011 - Nursing Philosophy 12 (2):128-138.
Care as a Moral Attitude in Nursing.C. Gastmans - 1999 - Nursing Ethics 6 (3):214-223.
The Role of Well‐Being.Joseph Raz - 2004 - Philosophical Perspectives 18 (1):269–294.
A Balance of Justice and Care: Reading Feminist Ethics.Lijun Yuan - 2008 - Proceedings of the Xxii World Congress of Philosophy 10:487-493.
A Narrative Ethics of Care.Jens Erik Paulsen - 2011 - Health Care Analysis 19 (1):28-40.
Can There Be an Ethics of Care?P. Allmark - 1995 - Journal of Medical Ethics 21 (1):19-24.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2013-12-09

Total views
13 ( #766,337 of 2,499,775 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
1 ( #418,066 of 2,499,775 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes