Care Home Placement and Human Rights

Emmett, Charlotte and Gration, John (2016) Care Home Placement and Human Rights. British Journal of General Practice, 66 (646). p. 15. ISSN 0960-1643

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In their editorial examining the pros and cons of different places of living for older people, Bally and Jung considered who enters residential and nursing (care) homes and how care in these settings might be improved.1 Research cited drew attention to factors that have a bearing on quality of life and respecting people’s wishes.2 GPs should be able to identify those who may benefit from a care home,3 but should consider the person’s cognitive abilities, perceptions, and preferences.4 They noted the importance of advance care planning, integrated care models, and individualised care.

We feel that some of these matters should also be considered from a legal and human rights perspective, as care home placements will often have a profound and enduring impact on older people’s liberty, security, and family life — which are fundamental human rights.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: M100 Law by area
M200 Law by Topic
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Northumbria Law School
Depositing User: Charlotte Emmett
Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2016 08:30
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2019 23:10

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