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Research – employment and workforce

Working from the Margins: Trade Unions and the challenge of precarious work in Malawi (February 2019 – June 2019) This is an ongoing collaborative research project between the Malawian Congress of Trade Unions, and academics at Heriot-Watt University and the University of St Andrews. The funding is initially for a networking trip for colleagues from the Malawian Congress of Trade Unions (MCTU) to the UK. Together we have identified key research priorities regarding precarious work […]

Trust and therapeutic relationships

Trusting experts and epistemic humility in disability Ho, A. (2011) International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics Abstract: It is generally accepted that the therapeutic relationship between professionals and patients is one of trust. Nonetheless, some patient groups carry certain social vulnerabilities that can be exacerbated when they extend trust to health-care professionals. In exploring the epistemic and ethical implications of expert status, this paper examines how calls to trust may increase epistemic oppression and […]