A new book provided a radical re-examination of the nature of social care, the way it was practised, and its purpose. Rather than being confined to a qualified cohort of designated carers, social care was an activity for all: it was the gateway to the humanization of both care-giver and care-receiver. Yet the process of humanization, in order to be effective, needed to encompass both the personal and political worlds. The resultant integral social care could be re-imagined as 'compassionate activism'.
Source: Mark Garavan, Compassionate Activism: An exploration of integral social care, Peter Lang
Date Created: 12 Apr 2012