The legal rights of people in institutions

Gardner J.M. (1974) The legal rights of people in institutions. Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability, 3 2: 34-39. doi:10.3109/13668257409018757

Author Gardner J.M.
Title The legal rights of people in institutions
Journal name Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1366-8250
Publication date 1974
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.3109/13668257409018757
Volume 3
Issue 2
Start page 34
End page 39
Total pages 6
Publisher Informa Healthcare
Subject 3200 Psychology
Abstract The struggle to provide legal rights for people in institutions for the mentally retarded is discussed, with particular relevance to recent activities in the United States. The major content areas include the right to treatment, the right to be free from involuntary servitude, and commitment laws. It is concluded that changes in the legal system, regardless of their positive worth, are only one phase in humanizing the lives of people who are labelled mentally retarded. To change effectively the lives of others, first we much change our own lives.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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