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Good Care

Ethics and Methodology: An Anthroposophical Approach to Child- and Youth Psychiatry and Care of Persons with Developmental Disabilities

July 2024
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  • Publisher
    Temple Lodge Publishing
  • ISBN 9781915776150
  • Language English
  • Pages 236 pp.
  • Size 6" x 9.25"

What are the hallmarks of anthroposophic caregiving methodology that are needed to provide “good care”?

In recent decades, healthcare has undergone a transformation. Clients demand good care, and providers are expected to deliver it. Care and treatment methods are made explicit, quality standards are set, and cyclical evaluations are determined, leading to a goal of continuous optimization.

In special education and social therapy for people with developmental disabilities and mental health issues, an effective and high-quality caregiving methodology based on Anthroposophy has been developed over the past century and is currently practiced in dozens of countries around the world. Developed from research by Rudolf Steiner and the experiences of numerous coworkers over decades, this methodology is described alongside its scientific basis and ethical principles. Good Care is an ideal handbook for healthcare givers, parents, and caretakers, explaining how anthroposophic care is interpreted and translated into quality daily practice.

Contributions include: “Value-based Caregiving: Ethical Premises of Anthroposophical Care for Persons with Developmental Disabilities” • “Spiritual-Psychological Aspects of Developmental Disabilities” • “The Professional Identity of the Professional Caregiver” • “The Caregiving Process from a Methodological Perspective” • “The Caregiving Methodology Scientifically Justified.”

This book is a translation from Dutch of Goede zorg: Ethische en methodische aspecten: Een antroposofische benadering van kinder- en jeugdpsychiatrie en zorg voor mensen met ontwikkelingsstoornissen (Uitgeverij Christofoor, 2005)