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Dementia and human rights


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Introduction: Dementia and Human Rights; Dementia as a Disability; Setting the Context: The UN Convention on the Rights of Disabled People; Human rights in policy and practice: the right to a diagnosis and to health and social care services; Human rights in policy and practice: the right to a good quality of life in nursing homes or hospitals; Implications of Human Rights Based approaches for Health Service Professionals; Legal Capacity Dementia and Human Rights; Conclusions.

About the Author

Suzanne Cahill has been employed as National Director of the Dementia Services Information and Development Centre based at St James's Hospital in Ireland between 1999 and 2017. She is also an Adjunct Professor in the School of Social Work and Social Policy at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. She has over 30 years experience working in the field of ageing and dementia care.


"This book is a down to earth, accessible translation of complex legal, sociological and ethical subjects and as such will appeal to undergraduate and postgraduate students of dementia, practitioners and policy makers alike." Professor Kate Irving, Dublin City University

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