Can philosophy answer social care questions of ethics?

Published Oct 4th 2011

With so much changing in health and social care, particularly with the increased emphasis on personal autonomy, could philosophy be the answer as the best approach to finding appropriate answers?  Professor Wayne Martin, lead academic on the University of Essex’s autonomy project believes “philosophy can help practitioners tackle the tricky ethical questions that arise when autonomy is made paramount.”  Further coverage of this question is available in the Guardian article here.

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