Not just those within Ireland, but also those interested from other jurisdictions, in seeing how a hugely important law reform in this area is being undertaken, will be interested in this new (free) book. The National Office for Human Rights and Equality Policy in conjunction with the School of Law at the University of Cork and the Decision Support Service, launched a collection of essays titled The Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015: Personal and Professional Reflections on Wednesday 3rd November 2021. This 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 they have difficulties with decision-making capacity.
You can download The Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015: Personal and Professional Reflections book by clicking here.
You can also watch a video of the launch here. Contributors included 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 Suzie Byrne.