A Guide to Consent

A Guide to Consent

by Robert D. Dinerstein, American Association
     
 

ISBN-10: 0940898586

ISBN-13: 9780940898585

Pub. Date: 10/01/1998

Publisher: American Association On Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities

Now more than ever, with the move toward desinstitutionalization and living in community settings, persons with intellectual disabilities are asserting their right to make major and minor decisions. What happens when a person with limited cognitive abilities makes a decision that could harm him or her? Is the interest in "protecting" an individual more important

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Now more than ever, with the move toward desinstitutionalization and living in community settings, persons with intellectual disabilities are asserting their right to make major and minor decisions. What happens when a person with limited cognitive abilities makes a decision that could harm him or her? Is the interest in "protecting" an individual more important than his or her autonomy? A Guide to Consent examines such consent issues and explores legal implications of self-determination. Written by a nationally recognized committee of experts and practitioners, the book focuses on critical life events for people with mental retardation. Practical applications of consent in areas such as adult guardianship, sexual activity, home ownership, legal representation, courts system, and extraordinary interventions are explored. Parents, professionals, lawyers, doctors, ethicists, and advocates interested in cognitive disabilities can benefit from reading this book.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780940898585
Publisher:
American Association On Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities
Publication date:
10/01/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
125
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)

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