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Supporting people with decision-making impairments: choice, control and consumer transactions


Maker, Y and McSherry, B and Brophy, L and Paterson, JM and Arstein-Kerslake, A, Supporting people with decision-making impairments: choice, control and consumer transactions, Journal of Law and Medicine, 24, (4) pp. 756-762. ISSN 1320-159X (2017) [Refereed Article]

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A key goal of the National Disability Insurance Scheme is to increase the choice and control that people with disabilities have over the goods and services they purchase. However, research indicates a range of barriers to the participation of people with disabilities as consumers. These barriers can have an impact on individuals’ health and social and economic participation, especially when they affect access to basic and essential services such as utilities and telecommunications. There are particular challenges for consumers with cognitive or psychosocial disabilities who may experience decision-making impairment. This column explores these challenges and discusses options for providing support for people with decision-making impairments to participate in consumer transactions on an equal basis with others.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:disability, consumer law, consumer rights, cognitive disability, supported decision-making
Research Division:Law and Legal Studies
Research Group:Law in context
Research Field:Law reform
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Justice and the law
Objective Field:Civil justice
UTAS Author:Maker, Y (Dr Yvette Maker)
UTAS Author:McSherry, B (Professor Bernadette McSherry)
UTAS Author:Arstein-Kerslake, A (Dr Anna Arstein-Kerslake)
ID Code:151189
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:Law
Deposited On:2022-07-25
Last Modified:2022-07-25

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