publication . Thesis . 2017

A critique of utilitarian thinking in the context of adult social care

Wares, Laura;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Oct 2017
  • Country: United Kingdom
The aim of this work is to argue against the utilitarian framework which underpins care provision in the United Kingdom as the cause of many contemporary care problems. In this work I identify feminist theories which I argue provide a more appropriate basis for care in the future. I discuss the assumptions built on gendered expectations, analysing the ways in which they particularly affect women. I consider factors including how care is in the process of transformation in other countries and whether they have a feminist influence. I analyse arguments of risk in care and examine the role of local authorities and the way the court approaches challenges to care pla...
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