Caring for the Carers

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Description

The rapid development and adoption of technological care equipment for remote monitoring, self-diagnosis and other forms of telemedicine risks splitting care work: on the one hand, well-paid professionals developing or operating new technologies; on the other, much poorer and much less qualified assistants to take care of the operations that are not easily automatable, such as dressing, lifting or washing patients. We note a tendency to avoid tackling the thorny questions connected with care work head on, including the central issue of its remuneration. Through two examples, the self-managed nursing organization Buurtzorg and Frank's Hospital Workshop website for repairers, we described two ways care labour could be beneficially reorganised in the postdigital era. (Versione Italiano inclusa)

Period3 Jun 2019

Media contributions

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Media contributions

  • TitleCaring for the Carers
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletMedium
    Media typeWeb
    CountryItaly
    Date3/06/19
    DescriptionThe rapid development and adoption of technological care equipment for remote monitoring, self-diagnosis and other forms of telemedicine risks splitting care work: on the one hand, well-paid professionals developing or operating new technologies; on the other, much poorer and much less qualified assistants to take care of the operations that are not easily automatable, such as dressing, lifting or washing patients. We note a tendency to avoid tackling the thorny questions connected with care work head on, including the central issue of its remuneration. Through two examples, the self-managed nursing organization Buurtzorg and Frank's Hospital Workshop website for repairers, we described two ways care labour could be beneficially reorganised in the postdigital era. (Versione Italiano inclusa)
    URLhttps://medium.com/dsi4eu/caring-for-the-carers-d574c618694
    PersonsValeria Graziano

Keywords

  • dsi
  • digital social innovation
  • care labour
  • repair
  • self-organization
  • unpaid work
  • feminism
  • healthcare