Care and Ethics (SE)

Specialization AreaDisability Care
Course numberB3.07290.05.561
Course codeC&Eth
Semester of degree program Semester 5
Mode of delivery Presencecourse
ECTS credits3,0
Language of instruction German

The graduates gain knowledge about scientific core resources in DDS and can apply them in their professional environment of "Disability Care".

They are familiar with the development of the international philosophical-ethical care debate and know about the gender-specific inequalities and inequities, which are established in traditional social care operations. They are able to develop a productive perspective in contemporary approaches to an "inclusive culture of care" (e. g. Community Care Models), which corresponds to other international models.

They gain an understanding in the basics and conditions of alternative theories to realise inclusive societies and their socio-political models as well as a detailed theoretical and practical introduction to life coaching.

The knowledge is furthermore used to reflect upon their professional identity.

Care describes the universal fact of human vulnerability and dependency on caring activities. The main focus of this lecture is on different philosophical approaches of the care ethics as a practice of awareness and attention, which is particularly important when being in direct contact with people with disabilities and specific life-burdening conditions, but it also includes socio-political consequences and collective activities. It should be assumed that care activities will increase because of an ageing society. This lecture thematises the process of how this professional position of care can build a foundation for a new assessment of social work for elderly and disabled people.

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