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Guardianship for people with learning disabilities: the current perspective in Hong Kong

Kwok, H. W.; Scully, P.

British journal of learning disabilities. VOL 33; NUMBER 3, ; 2005, 145-148 -- Blackwell Publishing Ltd (pages 145-148) -- 2005

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  • Title:
    Guardianship for people with learning disabilities: the current perspective in Hong Kong
  • Author: Kwok, H. W.;
    Scully, P.
  • Found In: British journal of learning disabilities. VOL 33; NUMBER 3, ; 2005, 145-148
  • Journal Title: British journal of learning disabilities.
  • Subjects: Education; LCC: RD; Dewey: 371.9
  • Publication Details: Blackwell Publishing Ltd
  • Language: English
  • Abstract: Summary With the promotion and wider acceptance of the concept of `normalization' and `community integration', an increased number of adults with learning disabilities are living in the community and facing more social and health care problems. The authors describe the introduction of new guardianship laws in Hong Kong with the creation of a Guardianship Board to safeguard the interests of all those who are mentally unable to make decisions about their personal, medical or financial affairs. Some case vignettes are provided to illustrate its functions and roles. By sharing the Hong Kong experience, it is hoped that this paper can raise awareness of circumstances in countries that are planning to develop or reform their guardianship practices for people with learning disabilities.
  • Identifier: Journal ISSN: 1354-4187
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Physical Description: Electronic
  • Accrual Information: Quarterly
  • Shelfmark(s): 2311.125000
  • UIN: ETOCRN172763503

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