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Dignity of Risk definition

Dignity of Risk definition

Thinking lots of people on the forums might be interested in this.  My support worker told me about it.   The Dignity of Risk :

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dignity_of_risk

Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities[edit]

The first of eight "guiding principles" of the United Nations' Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities states: "Respect for inherent dignity, individual autonomy including the freedom to make one’s own choices, and independence of persons."[18]

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Why is it important to support dignity of risk for individuals with a disability?
Dignity of Risk refers to the right of all people to undertake some tasks that have a level of risk. ... Dignity of Risk should mean that support services encourage the disabled to make their own informed choices.
 
@nashy @s-jay  not sure how to share this on the carers forum, but it might help some over there too.
thanks @eth 
 
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Re: Dignity of Risk definition

Thanks for sharing it @Shaz51  xx

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Re: Dignity of Risk definition

your are welcome my @eth  Smiley Very HappyHeart

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Re: Dignity of Risk definition

@eth  you may also be interested in the Mental Health Statement of Rights and Responsibilities which all Australian governments have committed to.

 

https://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/mental-pubs-m-rights2

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Re: Dignity of Risk definition

Thanks for sharing @Shaz51, the dignity of risk is something that we all take for granted until it is taken away from us isn't it? 

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