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Schout, Gert

Am I My Brother’s Keeper? Moral Dimensions of Informal Caregiving in a Neoliberal Society

Within the current Dutch policy context the role of informal care is revalued. Formal care activities are reduced and family and friends are expected to fill this gap. Yet, there is little research on the moral ambivalences that informal care for loved ones who have severe and ongoing mental health problems entails, especially against the backdrop of neoliberal policies. Giving priority to one’s own life project or caring for a loved one with severe problems is not reconciled easily.

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 10:47