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Dementia and Human Rights - by Suzanne Cahill (Hardcover)

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This timely book challenges readers to rethink the intersection of dementia, policy, and care from a human rights perspective. Drawing on the latest research and most advanced thinking in best practices, Suzanne Cahill brings together concepts such as disability, social inclusion, personhood, social justice, equality, participation, empowerment, autonomy, and normalization to apply a social constructionist lens to the current state of dementia services. Disputing the biomedical and clinical thinking that underlies services’ existing structure and organization, Dementia and Human Rights explores how many people living with dementia can actively manage their own lives.

Uniquely, the book captures the insights and subjective experiences of both people living with dementia and their caregivers (formal and informal), as well as of policy makers and service planners. Distilling international case studies, research, and policy directives, this comprehensive, easy-to-read book makes an original argument for the joint improvement of quality of life and quality of care. More broadly, Cahill advocates for the need for social change, a greater awareness of human rights, and the incorporation of rights-based approaches into policy research and practice.
Number of Pages: 238
Genre: Social Science, Health + Wellness
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
Author: Suzanne Cahill
Language: English
Street Date: July 15, 2018
TCIN: 51893243
UPC: 9781447331377
Item Number (DPCI): 248-36-8633
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