Problem

Individualistic welfare responsibility

Nature:
The social story that everyone is self-sufficient results in the belief that a person should not have to care for anyone else. As a result care structures are designed to avoid direct personal responsibility for another's welfare. In general the ideal of such welfare structures is to develop people's self-sufficiency so that they are no longer a burden on others. Also people can and do avoid involvement with their extended family, their metropolitan area and the world as a whole.
Broader Problems:
Unshared mutual responsibility
Related Problems:
Compassion fatigue
Problem Type:
F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Date of last update
18.02.1997 – 00:00 CET