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ERIC Number: EJ1097499
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jun
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-1354-4187
The Impact of Irish Policy and Legislation on How Adults with Learning Disabilities Make Choices
Carey, Eileen; Griffiths, Colin
British Journal of Learning Disabilities, v44 n2 p111-121 Jun 2016
This paper reflects the impact of policy and legislation in the context of how adults with learning disabilities make choices. Following an overview of policies which have improved choice for people with learning disability in the United Kingdom, this paper reviews "choice" in current Irish policy and legislation. This paper, while making comparisons with capacity legislation in the United Kingdom, presents a discussion on the perceived impact of the Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Bill (2013) based on submissions from the Citizens Information Board (2013a), Mental Health Reform (2014), and Quinn (2013). Further choice making challenges such as direct payments and information sharing which confront adults with learning disabilities are highlighted and overall conclusions are drawn.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom; United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)