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dc.creatorSmith, Caroleen
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-08T23:47:30Zen
dc.date.available2016-01-08T23:47:30Zen
dc.date.created2005en
dc.date.issued2005en
dc.identifierdoi:10.1111/japp.2005.22.issue-3en
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationJournal of Applied Philosophy 2005; 22(3): 299-316en
dc.identifier.urihttp://worldcatlibraries.org/registry/gateway?version=1.0&url_ver=Z39.88-2004&rft_val_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:journal&atitle=Understanding+trust+and+confidence:+two+paradigms+and+their+significance+for+health+and+social+care&title=Journal+of+Applied+Philosophy+&volume=22&issue=3&spage=299-316&date=2005&au=Smith,+Caroleen
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1111/japp.2005.22.issue-3en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10822/985900en
dc.description.abstractTrusting agents characteristically anticipate beneficial outcomes, under conditions of uncertainty, in their engagement with others. However, debates about trust incorporate different interpretations of risk, uncertainty, calculation, affect, morality and motivation in explaining when trust is appropriate and how it operates. This article argues that discussions about trust have produced a concept without coherent boundaries and with little operational value. Two paradigms are identified, which distinguish the characteristics of trust and confidence. It is argued that a reliance on confidence in human affairs makes trust redundant and that this has undesirable moral consequences. Discussion is illustrated by the UK Government's 'modernisation' policy in health and social care, which privileges confidence in systems over trust in moral agents.en
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dc.languageenen
dc.sourceeweb:278966en
dc.subjectGovernmenten
dc.subjectHealthen
dc.subjectMoralityen
dc.subjectMotivationen
dc.subjectRisken
dc.subjectTrusten
dc.subjectUncertaintyen
dc.subject.classificationPhilosophical Ethicsen
dc.subject.classificationPatient Relationshipsen
dc.subject.classificationQuality of Health Careen
dc.titleUnderstanding Trust and Confidence: Two Paradigms and Their Significance for Health and Social Careen
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