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Supported decision making for people rarely heard
conference contributionposted on 2016-01-01, 00:00 authored by Joanne WatsonJoanne Watson
Joanne will discuss her long professional commitment to people with significant communication and cognitive impairments. The address will challenge us to think about autonomy differently and will demonstrate how people who communicate informally or unintentionally can still have their preferences acknowledged, interpreted and built up into decisions that reflect their will and preference. It will explore the enablers and barriers which my research has indicated enables supporters to carry out their role.