Developing an Understanding of Supported Decision-Making Practice in Canada: The Experiences of People with Intellectual Disabilities and Their Supporters

Published: February 2018


The aim of this research was to understand how people with intellectual disabilities were supported with decision making in the context of two legal mechanisms which create opportunities for supported decision-making in Canada, representation agreements and microboards. The research used a constructivist grounded theory methodology, interviewing and observing the decision making of seven people with mild to severe intellectual disabilities and 25 decision supporters. Thirty-four interviews and 104 hours of participant observation were conducted.

Author: Michelle Jennett Browning
Organisations: Department of Community and Clinical Allied Health College of Science, Health and Engineering La Trobe University


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Pages: 208
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