Understanding trust and confidence: two paradigms and their significance for health and social care.

@article{Smith2005UnderstandingTA,
  title={Understanding trust and confidence: two paradigms and their significance for health and social care.},
  author={Carole Smith},
  journal={Journal of applied philosophy},
  year={2005},
  volume={22 3},
  pages={299-316}
}
Trusting 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… CONTINUE READING

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