User Rights and the Frail Aged

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ABSTRACT There is a growing acceptance of user rights models with regard to dependent populations such as nursing home residents, but classic theories of rights presuppose levels of human rationality and human agency often lacking in the case of highly dependent populations. While user rights models have strong advantages at a rhetorical level, the reduced capacity for dependent groups to assert their rights constitutes a significant structural limitation. Policies, practices and regulatory strategies developed on the assumption that very dependent groups can indeed assert such rights thus proceed on a premise which is fatally flawed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-11
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Applied Philosophy
Volume12
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1995
Externally publishedYes

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User Rights and the Frail Aged. / GIBSON, DIANE.

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