Deciding in dementia: the possibilities and limits of supported decision-making

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dc.contributor.author Donnelly, Mary
dc.date.accessioned 2019-08-27T14:42:26Z
dc.date.available 2019-08-27T14:42:26Z
dc.date.issued 2019-07-17
dc.identifier.citation Donnelly, M. (2019) 'Deciding in dementia: The possibilities and limits of supported decision-making', International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, 66, 101466, (7 pp). doi: 10.1016/j.ijlp.2019.101466 en
dc.identifier.volume 66 en
dc.identifier.startpage 1 en
dc.identifier.endpage 7 en
dc.identifier.issn 0160-2527
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/8399
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.ijlp.2019.101466 en
dc.description.abstract Individuals and societies have interacted with people with dementia in different ways for as long as the condition has existed. Sometimes this has involved support; sometimes exploitation; and sometimes something in between. What sets the contemporary context apart is that, since the coming into force of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in 2008 (United Nations, 2006), supported decision-making has assumed a formal legal dimension, one which has been adopted in different ways across different jurisdictions. This article explores forms of supported decision-making through a dementia-centred lens, looking at the benefits of supported decision-making in dementia but also identifying conceptual and practical challenges. It argues that for people with dementia, the availability of supported decision-making offers a legal choice; a way of maintaining some degree of control for as long as possible. However, the specific challenges need to be appreciated. The article compares two legislative frameworks: the Representation Agreement Act 2000 in British Columbia and the Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015 in Ireland, both of which show the complexities involved in developing legislation in this arena. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Elsevier en
dc.relation.uri http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S016025271930130X
dc.rights © 2019 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license en
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ en
dc.subject Disability en
dc.subject Convention en
dc.subject Legal capacity en
dc.subject Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015 en
dc.subject United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities en
dc.title Deciding in dementia: the possibilities and limits of supported decision-making en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Mary Donnelly, School Of Law, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: m.donnelly@ucc.ie en
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dc.check.date 2021-07-17
dc.date.updated 2019-08-27T14:34:49Z
dc.description.version Accepted Version en
dc.internal.rssid 498182540
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle International Journal of Law and Psychiatry en
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dc.internal.licenseacceptance Yes en
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress m.donnelly@ucc.ie en
dc.identifier.articleid 101466 en


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