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Kate Kenny
2015
September
Healthcare and compassion: Towards an awareness of intersubjective vulnerability: Comment on “why and how is compassion necessary to provide good quality healthcare?”
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How to instill compassion in a healthcare organization? In this article, I respond to Marianna Fotaki’s proposals in her piece, ‘Why and how is compassion necessary to provide good quality healthcare?’ by drawing on insights from organization studies. Following Fotaki, I argue that to instill targets and formal measures for assessing compassion would be problematic. I conclude by drawing on psychoanalytic and feminist theories to introduce alternatives, specifically proposing an approach that is grounded in a shared sense of a common, embodied precarity, which necessitates our commitment to preserving the conditions in which life might flourish.
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10.15171/ijhpm.2015.115
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