Making Good of Crisis: Temporalities of Care in UK Mental Health Services.
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Wright, F. (2022). Making Good of Crisis: Temporalities of Care in UK Mental Health Services.. Med Anthropol https://doi.org/10.1080/01459740.2021.2018586
A paradoxical concept of crisis has come to dominate contemporary understandings of suffering and care: as that which will reach a critical turning point, while also being chronic and enduring. I analyze this temporal enigma through an ethnography of mental health care practitioners in the UK who see themselves as embedded in a crisis-stricken care system, yet attempt to reformulate their therapeutic approach to crisis in productive ways: to make "good" of crisis. I argue that their efforts to make good in and of the temporal interstices of crisis disclose care as temporally unstable as well as ethically ambivalent.
This research was funded by the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme [grant agreement 683033].
External DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/01459740.2021.2018586
This record's URL: https://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/333934
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