Carework: Human Maintenance services

What kinds of services are needed to maintain humans so they can "be productive" at work? How do food, hygiene and health maintenance happen? are they a luxury or a necessity? Is it real work? Who should care for the humans who need extra support? Since I can (currently) care for myself, does it even concern me? couldn't I just wash my hands of the whole thing? Why is there a law in Oregon that says puppies cannot be sold if they are younger than 8 weeks? Is there a similar protection for human babies?

These are the preparation materials, which would traditionally be the more passive, lecture component of the class. These are the materials that my students work with before we get together in class.

Carework Prep materials.docx

This worksheet is what we would be doing in a 2-hour class period, where we have a chance to work together. This time is especially valuable because you can really apply the concepts you learned, while getting perspective and support from other folks. . The worksheet represents 2 hours of work in groups of 3.

This link will take you to a .doc file, for easier editing

carework worksheet.pdf

This is a summary video I made for my online students. It might give you a sense of some of the ideas from the worksheet and an overall view of the ideas from that lesson.

Here are some great things that I couldn't include in the lesson, if you're interested, keep looking!

Carework Extra materials.docx