What does it mean to take a human rights approach when working with clients with mental and psychosocial disabilities? In 2009 the UK government made this a vital question for all those who work with this client population by ratifying the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). This landmark human rights instrument lays out what it means to respect the human rights of persons with disabilities, and this module will show you how professional practice can be made compliant with its mandates. Our discussion of the UNCRPD and MCA will explore the relationship between mental capacity and consent, discrimination law, and the moral and legal limits of best interests decision-making.
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Professor Wayne Martin presents at the first annual conference of the Court of Protection Practitioners Association
The first annual conference of the Court of Protection Practitioners Association took place on the 19th September 2013 in Manchester. The title of the conference was 'The Secret Court: Lifting the Veil on the Court of Protection'. Wayne Martin spoke on Autonomy and Mental Capacity at the End of Life.
The EAP research team have contributed an analysis article to the BMJ on best interest decision-making and hyperindividualism.
EAP researcher, Viv Ashley, was invited to contribute to the Community Care blog on Adult Care. In her guest post, Viv focuses on the recent EAP workshop on autonomy and responsibility in social welfare. You can read Viv’s post...Read more »
The Essex Autonomy Project hosted an AHRC Public Policy Roundtable at the Medical Research Council on 16th January 2012. A digest of the meeting is available for download.
The inaugural Autonomy Summer School was held at the University of Essex on 15-17 September 2011. It was aimed at frontline professionals and researchers who deal with challenges surrounding autonomy and mental capacity.
The AHRC Autonomy Summer School is featured in the GuardianProfessional, in a report focussing on the ethical and philosophical challenges faced by front-line practitioners. Summer School participants spoke to journalist Keith...Read more »
The concept of autonomy occupies a central place in moral philosophy and political theory and increasingly plays a pivotal role in legal disputes and in the administration of procedural justice. But its proper analysis has been fiercely disputed. This...Read more »
Digest: Report on Best Interests Public Policy Rountable An AHRC Public Policy Rountable was held on the 25th July 2011 at the Ministry of Justice. Invited participants discussed legal, ethical and policy questions concerning best interest decisions, alongside...Read more »
Professor Wayne Martin was invited to participate in a discussion on the Today Programme when it was revealed that the Court of Protection is to decide whether a mentally unstable pregnant woman should be forcibly sterilised to prevent her...Read more »