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Care and justice: Two sides of the same coin of a critical care ethics in social work


Hay, JK, Care and justice: Two sides of the same coin of a critical care ethics in social work, Critical Ethics of Care in Social Work: Transforming the Politics and Practices of Caring, Taylor & Francis Group Ltd, B Pease, A Vreugdenhil and S Stanford (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 49-59. ISBN 9781138225589 (2018) [Research Book Chapter]

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Ever since Gilligan (1982) and Noddings (1984) began to talk about an ethic of care as a distinct moral theory that differed from traditional ethics of justice, discussions have continued to be sparked around these ideas. Some scholars argue that there are strong conceptual differences between the two ways of thinking about and enacting ethics, and that they do not align. Others claim that an ethic of care has always been inherent in traditional ethical theory. In this chapter, I examine some of these conflicting ideas and build an argument in support of views held by Meagher and Parton (2004) and Gray (2010), that care and justice are not only compatible, but they are also interdependent ethical concepts that need to be given equal consideration for social work practice.

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Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:ethics of care, social work, justice ethics
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Social work
Research Field:Social work not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in human society
UTAS Author:Hay, JK (Dr Jenny Hay)
ID Code:119715
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:Office of the School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2017-08-04
Last Modified:2018-11-30

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