The aim of this seminar is to compare and contrast human rights issues associated with the rights of children and young people; people with disabilities; and older people. In particular, the speakers will explore the commonalities, possibilities an learning to be gained from the relevant United Nations Conventions, how they are being implemented, and issues associated with the reporting mechanisms. The keynote speaker is Professor John Williams, Department of Law and Criminology, University of Aberystwyth.
The seminar will focus on human rights issues in relation to adult safeguarding. In particular, Professor John Williams will discuss the need to balance an individual's right to private family life with the statutory duty of care. He will also explore issues around consent and capacity.
This conference will bring together leading experts on older people, human rights and health and social care in order to provide an evidence based analysis of key challenges affecting older people in the area of health and social care. This conference is aimed at political representatives, policy makers, those involved in service delivery, academics and older people. Drawing on evidence and expert analysis, including the direct experience of older people, we will identify solutions and recommendations aimed at influencing policy making and service delivery in Northern Ireland.
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The aftermath of the Troubles has left a legacy of trauma-related illness. There are now well established therapies and treatments available for conditions such as Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Authoritative sources such as the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines conclude that there is a clear evidence base for interventions including trauma-focused cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). Pharmacological interventions are effective for depression and some anxiety disorders, and play a useful role in the treatment of PTSD. Despite this evidence services for victims and survivors of the Troubles are under-developed and do not always have a clear focus on effective treatments. It is time for change to ensure that victims of the Troubles are treated with the same level of expertise as other citizens with recognised mental and physical health problems. This conference is appropriate for clinical practitioners from all professional backgrounds working with trauma related mental and physical disorders. It will also be of interest to researchers and policy makers in this field.
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