Looking at Aged Care through the prism of human rights.
In the wake of the recent Human Rights Watch Report on chemical restraint and the ongoing Royal Commission, UTS Law is hosting a conference on the rights of people living with dementia in aged care facilities.
While much of the current debate has focused on the quality of care and the staff/patient ratio, little attention has been given to the physical environment of aged care facilities – the segregation and confinement of patients living with dementia and the impact this has on their emotional and mental health.
“The physical environment provided in residential care is a significant human rights issue for people living with dementia who are entitled to recognition of all their human rights, including the rights to non-discrimination, access to all aspects of society on an equal basis with others including the physical environment, liberty of movement and personal mobility.”
The conference will hear directly from people living with dementia as well as from a range of advocacy organisations about what we need to do to uphold the human rights of these patients.
UTS Law is holding the conference in collaboration with the University of Wollongong and Dementia Alliance International:
Date: Friday November 22nd
Location: UTS Faculty of Law, Quay Street, Haymarket, Sydney
For further information, please email UTS Law’s Dr Linda Steele: Linda.Steele@uts.edu.au