This guide discusses a novel approach to the issues of consent and choice experienced by persons with mental retardation. Written byamultidisciplinary group of lawyers, program directors, and educators, the book explores policy, legal, and programmatic implications of topics vital to self-determination.
-Adult guardianship and alternatives
-Informed consent for health care
-Consent to sexual activity
-Consent to residential options
-Capacity for and consent to legal representation
-Capacity and the courts
-Consent to extraordinary interventions
Since 1876, the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) has been providing worldwide leadership in the field of disabilities. AAIDD is the oldest and largest interdisciplinary organization of professionals and citizens concerned about intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Cross Cultural Perspectives on Quality of Life - ISBN 0940898705
Mental Retardation: Definition, Classification, and Systems of Supports - ISBN 0940898810
AAIDD publishes books for professionals in developmental disability in the areas of:
-Definition of intellectual disability
-Positive behavior support
-Quality of life
Legal experts, human services workers, and other advocates for the mentally disabled present the American Association on Mental Retardation's new approach to issues of informed consent and choice by persons with mental retardation. The nine chapters address consent in regard to adult guardianship, health care, sexual activity, residential options, legal capacity and representation, and extraordinary interventions (e.g. medical research, sterilization, parental rights). Lacks an index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)