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Supported Decision-Making for Persons with Mental Illness: A Review

Published: 2012

This review highlights the need for additional research in this area to better guide models, which can be utilised in domestic legislation, particularly in low and middle income countries, to better implement the ideals of Article 12 of the CRPD. Persons with mental illness are often not afforded the same opportunity to make decisions on a par with others in society. Article 12 of the International Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) states that persons with disabilities should have equal recognition before the law and the right to exercise their legal capacity. Exercising legal capacity can mean making decisions about employment, medical or psychosocial treatment, property, finances, family, and participation in community activities.

Authors: Soumitra Pathare, MD, Laura S. Shields, MsC
Organisation: Public Health Reviews

Format: PDF
Pages: 40
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