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Dementia and human rights

Author: Suzanne Cahill
Publisher: Bristol, UK : Policy Press, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This timely book challenges readers to rethink the intersection of dementia, policy, and care from a human rights perspective. Drawing on the latest research and most advanced thinking in best practices, Suzanne Cahill brings together concepts such as disability, social inclusion, personhood, social justice, equality, participation, empowerment, autonomy, and normalization to apply a social constructionist lens to  Read more...
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CAHILL, SUZANNE.
Dementia and human rights.
[Place of publication not identified] : POLICY Press, 2017
(OCoLC)1031344943
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Suzanne Cahill
ISBN: 1447331400 9781447331407 1447331370 9781447331377
OCLC Number: 1033534776
Description: xiii, 238 pages : illustrations, charts ; 24 cm
Contents: Part one: a conceptual framework --
An introduction to human rights and dementia --
Dementia as a disability --
Setting the context: the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities --
Part two: using a human rights lens to interrogate policy and practice --
The right to a good quality of life at home and in the community --
The right to a good quality of life in care homes or in nursing homes --
Emerging public policy on dementia: the implications of a human rights-based approach for policy and practice --
Legal capacity for people with dementia: a human rights approach / by Eilionóir Flynn --
Conclusions: grounds for hope.
Responsibility: Suzanne Cahill.

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Launching the dementia debate into new and exciting territory, this book applies a human rights lens to interrogate the lived experience and policy response to dementia.  Read more...

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