Signed, sealed and delivering : Moving towards a new social contract in healthcare
Inaugural lecture, Delivered in abbreviated form on the occasion of accepting the post of Endowed Professor on behalf of the Erasmus Trust Fund. The teaching and research remit is ‘Policy and governance of care in a changing welfare state’ at Erasmus School of Health Policy & Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam, on Friday 15 September 2017.
The social contract in care traditionally comprises a system of
agreements between the government, civil society organisations and
the people on accessibility, efficiency and quality of the care provided.
Signed, sealed and delivering focuses on the care schemes and
perceptions arising from this combined action.
The Dutch welfare state is characterised by a mixed administrative model of central government control, regulated market forces and professional self-management whose objective is to protect citizens against social risks. The decentralisation of care-related tasks to municipalities and the call for greater personal responsibility on the part of citizens means that today, the emphasis is more on investing in resources that enable people to participate in society.
How does this combined action function in current care practices, and what are its outcomes for e.g. the differences between the cans and cannots? How will this affect citizens’ expectations from the government and civil society organisations, as well as their willingness to share social risks collectively and support the social contract? In Signed, sealed and delivering, Kim Putters examines the road leading to new types of risk sharing, involvement and dialogue between local and central government institutions, civil society organisations, citizens and science.
Putters, K. (2017, September 15). Signed, sealed and delivering : Moving towards a new social contract in healthcare. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1765/120286