ERIC Number: EJ694172
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Sep
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Guardianship for People With Learning Disabilities: The Current Perspective In Hong Kong
Kwok, Henry W. M.; Scully, Paula
British Journal of Learning Disabilities, v33 n3 p145-148 Sep 2005
With the promotion and wider acceptance of the concept of normalization and community integration, an increased number of adults with learning disabilities are living in the community and facing more social and health care problems. The authors describe the introduction of new guardianship laws in Hong Kong with the creation of a Guardianship Board to safeguard the interests of all those who are mentally unable to make decisions about their personal, medical or financial affairs. Some case vignettes are provided to illustrate its functions and roles. By sharing the Hong Kong experience, it is hoped that this paper can raise awareness of circumstances in countries that are planning to develop or reform their guardianship practices for people with learning disabilities.
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Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong