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Upcoming Book Launch: The Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015: Personal and Professional Reflections
The Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015: Personal and Professional Reflections which is jointly edited by Professor Mary Donnelly (UCC School of Law) and Caoimhe Gleeson and published by the HSE National Office of Human Rights and Equality Policy in conjunction with the UCC School of Law and the Decision Support Service, will be launched on Wednesday 3 November 2021. The book will be available in hard copy and an e-copy will be available free of charge.
The collection of essays, written from both personal and professional perspectives, highlights the importance of this ground-breaking piece of legislation. The powerful essays demonstrate the scale of impact that the Act may have on people’s lives – from the ability to write a legally binding advance healthcare directive to being supported to make their own decisions if their decision making capacity is impaired.
The online launch (which is organised by the HSE National Office of Human Rights and Equality Policy and HSE Strategy and Research) will take place on
Date and time: Wednesday 3rd November 2021, 2pm – 3.15pm
Chaired by: Dr Philip Crowley, National Director, Strategy and Research
Opening Address: Mr Paul Reid, Chief Executive Office, HSE
Launch of Book: Anne Rabbitte TD, Minister of State for Disabilities
Contributors will include Ms Aine Flynn, Director of the Decision Support Service, Professor Mary Donnelly, School of Law, UCC, Ms Caoimhe Gleeson, Programme Manager, National Office for Human Rights and Equality Policy, and some of the essay authors including Adam Harris, Claire Hendrick, Helen Rochford Brennan, Fiona Anderson and Suzy Byrne.
All are welcome to attend