This new book by Ann Gallagher looks to be of great interest to those of us interested in nursing and philosophy. The path to good caregiving can be challenging. How can we respond ethically when there is pressure to meet targets, work faster and implement quick fixes?This book offers a solution in the form of… Continue reading Slow Ethics and the Art of Care by Ann Gallagher
We are very sorry to announce the sad news that Professor Steven Edwards died on 21st April following a short illness. Steve was a founding member of IPONS and the inaugural chair of the society. A Professor of Nursing Philosophy at the University of Swansea, Steve made a profound contribution to nursing philosophy in the… Continue reading In Memoriam: Steven Edwards
An amusing and interesting project from the Gapminder Foundation, which aims to eliminate ignorance with a fact-based worldview that everyone can understand. The Ignorance Project started in order to investigate what the public know and don’t know about basic global patterns and macro-trends. They use surveys to ask representative groups of people simple questions about… Continue reading The Ignorance Project – a fact-based worldview
The Economist discusses whether we can improve the way we die. As medicine transforms the way terminal patients are cared for, do we risk sacrificing what really matters in the name of survival? The Economist’s global public policy editor, John McDermott, speaks to surgeon and author Atul Gawande about making the inevitable palatable. Listen to… Continue reading The Economist Podcast: Can We Improve The Way We Die?
The Spectator has an interesting discussion on ageing. Is there a war on the old? Yes, says John Sutherland, the respected author and critic who is currently Emeritus Professor of Modern Literature at UCL. His new book, The War on the Old, posits the idea that an ‘intergenerational conflict’ has risen to the surface in… Continue reading The Spectator books podcast: The War on the Old