Webster’s dictionary defines ecology as:
".. the totality or pattern of relations between organisms and their environment."In health and social care there are several environments:
- [and spiritual]
An ecology not only for* care (disposition?)
- but an ecology to* care (direction?).
That is as something to protect given its inherent inclusiveness, balance and holism - an ecology within which we can also check on the health of our values.
*Michael Serres writes on the role of prepositions:
Conner, S. (2008) Wherever: The Ecstasies of Michel Serres, Accessed 19 June 2010.
Jones, P. (2007) Language to Care, Accessed 19 June 2010.
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