Ethics in Care

Our aim is to raise awareness and to stimulate reflection and debate on topics related to ethics and care.

The Value of Spirituality in Residential Care During the Pandemic by Olivia Luijnenburg

The directives heard in the United Kingdom in response to Covid-19 are: ‘Stay at Home, Save the NHS, Save Lives.’ Physical measures have been prioritised to contain the pandemic, however, the spiritual consequences of these measures have received less attention. The separation of body and soul strikes again, particularly in residential care. For my PhD […]


Leaving Japan, Curiosity, Cats and Talks

I’m back in the UK and coming to the end of my sabbatical adventure, Keeping a blog has been a great way to log some of what I’ve learnt and to engage with you on some of the questions the journey has provoked. Robots (again) My final evening in Tokyo was spent with a Japanese […]


Visiting Hiroshima: From Suffering to Serenity

At 8.15am on the 6th August, 1945, an atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima. It exploded 600 metres in the air over Shima hospital, destroying everything below. The Atomic Bomb Dome (below) is the first thing you see when you step off the tram at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park. It was 15o metres from Shima hospital. . Over 140,000 people were killed from […]


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