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The legal position of vulnerable people in the future: improving or going backwards?
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PMID:  23198487     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Two vulnerable groups in our society are children with psychiatric problems and people with intellectual disabilities. The demand for care is growing every year in both groups. The current (Dutch) legal status of people with intellectual disabilities and children with psychiatric problems is one in which too much attention is devoted to the right to self-determination. An important question is whether this central feature is enough to support clients in both groups in such a way that they can develop their abilities. The Dutch government is currently preparing new legislation to replace the Psychiatric Hospitals Act. We recommend that this legislation should also take account of the right to development and the right to good care in order to deal with the dilemmas that will arise in the near future.
Vivianne Dörenberg; Brenda Frederiks
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of health law     Volume:  19     ISSN:  0929-0273     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur J Health Law     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-03     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9431861     Medline TA:  Eur J Health Law     Country:  Netherlands    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  485-502     Citation Subset:  IM    
EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research/VU University Medical Centre Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
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