ERIC Number: ED108403
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Report on Guardianship of the Mentally Retarded Throughout the World.
International Information Service on Mental Retardation, San Sebastian (Spain).
Thirty-seven national Societies of the International League on Mental Retardation provided information on the status of guardianship of the mentally handicapped (MH) in their countries which were variously located in Europe, North America, South America, Asia, Africa and Oceania. Responses covered such topics as the following: countries which have explicit guardianship provisions for the MH, types of guardianship systems, guardianship systems which have a special judge, the function of the national Societies in guardianship, guardianship as a profession, incapacitation procedures, drawbacks of existing systems and prospects for change, and foundations, organizations and specific social groups working on a practical or theoretical level on the guardianship question. Appendixes contained a list of persons responding to the questionnaire, a copy of the questionnaire, a table summarizing data for the U.S., information on the dates of general and special guardianship legislations, a bibliography and a listing of legislative sources on guardianship. (GW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Information Service on Mental Retardation, San Sebastian (Spain).