Piers Gooding, Supported Decision Making: A Rights-based Disability Concept and its Implications for Mental Health Law

Abstract: This article seeks to clarify the concept of supported decision making and to consider its major implications for mental health law. It draws on the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disability as well as the broader literature on supported decision making in order to distinguish some of its conceptual features and…

Terry Carney & Fleur Beaupert, Public and Private Bricolage – Challenges Balancing Law, Services & Civil Society in Advancing CRPD Supported Decision Making

The balance between public law, private law and civil society has long attracted interest. As state or public functions have contracted in recent decades, much recent scholarly attention has been devoted to the erosion of public accountability associated with neoliberal ‘‘contracting-out’’ of formerly government delivered services or responsibilities (often termed new public management or ‘‘NPM’’)…

Supporting Decision Making Across the Age Spectrum A Report by The American Bar Association Commission on Law and Aging-March 2020

In May and June 2019, the Commission on Law and Aging convened advocates, experts, and policymakers in disabilities and aging to discuss decision supports for individuals across the age spectrum and to explore areas of consensus about supporting decision-making for all adults. Participants in the two forums, held in Washington, DC, agreed on some points…