Paper $45.95 ISBN: 9781447331407 Published July 2018 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $105.00 ISBN: 9781447331377 Published July 2018 For sale in North and South America only

Dementia and Human Rights

Suzanne Cahill

Dementia and Human Rights

Suzanne Cahill

Distributed for Bristol University Press

208 pages | 6 1/4 x 9 1/4 | © 2017
Paper $45.95 ISBN: 9781447331407 Published July 2018 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $105.00 ISBN: 9781447331377 Published July 2018 For sale in North and South America only

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.

Review Quotes
Kate Irving, Dublin City University
“This book is a down to earth, accessible translation of complex legal, sociological, and ethical subjects and as such will appeal to undergraduate and post-graduate students of dementia, practitioners, and policy makers alike.” 
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