A teaching expert from the University of Bedfordshire’s Centre for Learning Excellence explores the notion of care in unusual settings in his new book.
David said: “I wanted to write this book because I wanted to explore the notion of care in situations and settings that are not traditionally care settings – or are not what you might ordinarily think of when you think of the word care.”
As well as the essays David interviewed academics from nursing and midwifery to explore how they teach their students the importance of care and what it can mean in different situations.
“It was a challenge I set myself – to write about care under a series of psychoanalytic frameworks. I wanted to push my own limits,” said David.
He added: “The interviews and discussions in The Care Factory show us how the word care is the bearer of so many assumptions, prejudices and beliefs that it would be irresponsible not to reflect on.”
The book is due to be released in August and can be pre-ordered here: The Care Factory by David Mathew
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