Challenges To The Human Rights Of People With Intellectual Disabilities

Author: Frances Owen
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781846428869
Size: 43.87 MB
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'A book such as this both demonstrates the progress that has been made over recent years, and will also serve to enhance respect for the human rights of persons with intellectual disabilities in the years to come.' - From the Foreword by Orville Endicott This wide-ranging volume provides a multidisciplinary examination of human rights and the lives of people with intellectual disabilities. The book combines historical, psychological, philosophical, social, educational, medical and legal perspectives to form a unique and insightful account of the subject. Initial chapters explain the historical context of rights for people with intellectual disabilities, including the right to life, and propose a conceptual framework to inform contemporary practice. Contributors then explore the many theoretical and practical challenges that people with intellectual disabilities face, in exercising their civil rights, educational rights or participatory rights, for instance. The implications arising from these issues are identified and practical guidelines for support and accommodation are provided. This book will be an essential resource for practitioners, advocates, lawyers, policy-makers and students on disability courses.

Human Rights And Disability Advocacy

Author: Maya Sabatello
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 0812245474
Size: 53.20 MB
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Human Rights and Disability Advocacy brings together perspectives from civil society representatives who played key roles in the drafting of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, shedding light on the emergent practices of a "new diplomacy" and the larger enterprise of human rights advocacy at the international level.

Human Rights And Social Equality Challenges For Social Work

Author: Sven Hessle
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317119851
Size: 70.25 MB
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The mission of the social work profession and the development of social policy are rooted in a set of core values and are the foundation of social work’s unique purpose and perspective. Human rights offer a normative base for social work and for the formation of inclusive social policies. This informative and incisively written edited collection brings together experts from around the world to explore the tension between a normative and a political base of social work and social development and, therefore, to address the question: How can social work and social policies contribute in the endeavor to respect, protect and fulfill human rights? This volume will show that there is no straightforward answer to this question owing to the clash between different sociocultural and local conditions and demands for universal human rights.

Global Health Human Rights And The Challenge Of Neoliberal Policies

Author: Audrey R. Chapman
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316571653
Size: 14.60 MB
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Written by a respected authority on human rights and public health, this book delivers an in-depth review of the challenges of neoliberal models and policies for realizing the right to health. The author expertly explores the integration of social determinants into the right to health along with the methodologies and findings of social medicine and epidemiology. The author goes on to challenge the way that health care is currently provided and makes the case that achieving universal health coverage will require fundamental health systems reforms.

The Human Rights Of Persons With Intellectual Disabilities

Author: Stanley S. Herr
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780199264513
Size: 44.31 MB
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This volume brings together two important contemporary social movements: human rights and disability rights. It analyses the global struggle to realise equality, dignity, and comprehensive human and civil rights for persons with intellectual disabilities. Although human rights are universal and persons with intellectual disabilities are entitled to protection under general human rights law, the authors argue that there are differences that must be taken into account in order that the intellectually disabled can enjoy even the most basic of rights. In twenty original chapters, distinguished contributors from a range of disciplines address the latest international developments in this field, including international human rights standards and national disability laws and policies.

Human Rights And Disability

Author: Gerard Quinn
Publisher: United Nations Publications
ISBN: 9789211541465
Size: 55.99 MB
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Over 600 million people, or approximately 10 per cent of the world's population, have some kind of disability, and over two thirds live in developing countries. The human rights perspective on disability involves a move away from an approach motivated by charity towards viewing the disabled as holders of rights without discrimination. As such, it places the debate in its wider social context of how difference in treated in our society. This study has three main aims: to discuss the relevance of six UN treaties in the specific field of disability; to review how member states have responded to the obligations established under these treaties; and to consider options for the future to strengthen the system of human rights for people with disabilities.

Handbook Of Disability Studies

Author: Gary L. Albrecht
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1452212538
Size: 63.15 MB
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This path-breaking Handbook of Disability Studies signals the emergence of a vital new area of scholarship, social policy and activism. Drawing on the insights of disability scholars around the world and the creative advice of an international editorial board, the book engages the reader in the critical issues and debates framing disability studies and places them in an historical and cultural context. Five years in the making, this one volume summarizes the ongoing discourse ranging across continents and traditional academic disciplines. The Handbook answers the need expressed by the disability community for a thought provoking, interdisciplinary, international examination of the vibrant field of disability

Management Guidelines

Author: Nicholas Lennox
ISBN: 9780958619806
Size: 22.33 MB
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This book provides an approach to healthcare that incorporates the biological, psychological and social aspects of care. Issues from birth to aged care, from assessment to long-term management, from syndrome-specific to global health issues, are all covered in this book.

Coercive Care

Author: Bernadette Mcsherry
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135016585
Size: 24.29 MB
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There has been much debate about mental health law reform and mental capacity legislation in recent years with the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities also having a major impact on thinking about the issue. This edited volume explores the concept of ‘coercive care’ in relation to individuals such as those with severe mental illnesses, those with intellectual and cognitive disabilities and those with substance use problems. With a focus on choice and capacity the book explores the impact of and challenges posed by the provision of care in an involuntary environment. The contributors to the book look at mental health, capacity and vulnerable adult’s care as well as the law related to those areas. The book is split into four parts which cover: human rights and coercive care; legal capacity and coercive care; the legal coordination of coercive care and coercive care and individuals with cognitive impairments. The book covers new ground by exploring issues arising from the coercion of persons with various disabilities and vulnerabilities, helping to illustrate how the capacity to provide consent to treatment and care is impaired by reason of their condition.