Choice & responsibility: legal and ethical dilemmas in services for persons with mental disabilities

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New York State Commission on Quality of Care for the Mentally Disabled, Dec 1, 1994 - Law - 341 pages
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This monograph contains a collection of the principal papers & commentaries presented at the June 1994 Choice & Responsibility Symposium, as well as supplementary discussions of issues related to this topic. It also includes case studies which provide opportunities for the practical application of conceptual themes articulated in the formal papers. The papers, organized into four sections, discuss the values & legal precedents for choice & responsibility in providing services to persons with mental disabilities in specific areas: deinstitutionalization; sexuality; medical care; residential services; involuntary treatment; criminality; & day programs, work & leisure activities. Authors include, David Ferleger, Robert M. Levy, Susan Stefan & E. Fuller Torrey, M.D., as well as other nationally known leaders in the field of mental disabilities who have been directly involved in the struggle for civil rights of persons with disabilities. This monograph is relevant for graduate & undergraduate study programs & staff training, as well as for general reading by advocates, clinicians, family members & recipients of services.

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Contents

A Framework for Thinking About Choice and Responsibility
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Free Choice Informed Choice and Dangerous Choices
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Customers Come First
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Copyright

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