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Supported Decision-Making: Theory, Research, and Practice to Enhance Self-Determination and Quality of Life (eBook)


ISBN13: 9781108583138
Published: November 2018
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
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The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) recognized that people with disabilities should have the right to exercise their legal capacity and identified 'supported decision-making' as a means by which people with disabilities can be directly involved in decisions that impact their lives. Offering an overview of its emergence in the disability field and highlighting emerging research, theory, and practice from legal, psychology, education, and health fields, this volume provides a much-needed theoretical and evidence base for supported decision-making. Evidence and strengths-based frameworks for understanding disability, supports, and their roles in promoting supported decision-making are synthesized. The authors describe the application of a social-ecological approach to supported decision-making, and focus on implications for building systems of supports based on current environmental demands. This volume introduces and explains empirical research on critical elements of supported decision-making and the applications of supported decision-making that enhance outcomes, including self-determination and quality of life.

  • Integrates theory, research, and practice across disciplines related to supported decision-making
  • Aligns supported decision-making with emerging research and practice in legal, health, disability, psychology, and education sectors
  • Integrates supported decision-making research and practices with social ecological-based understandings of disability

Subjects:
Human Rights and Civil Liberties, eBooks
Contents:
Part I. Overview:
1. Introduction to supported decision-making and its emergence in the disability

Part II. Strengths-Based Frameworks for Understanding Disability and Support Needs:
2. Social ecological models of disability
3. Strengths-based approaches – positive psychology and disability
4. Causal agency theory – self-determination and disability

Part III. Theory Underpinning Supported Decision-Making:
5. Social-ecological framework for supported decision-making
6. Decision-making capacity in law and practice
7. Environmental demands for decision-making
8. Decision-making skills and support needs for decision-making

Part IV. Applications of a Social-Ecological Framework for Supported Decision-Making:
9. Supported decision-making and self-determination research
10. Assessment and intervention in supported decision-making
11. Building systems of supports for supported decision-making
12. Implications for future theory, research, and practice.

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