Audrey Cole: “Guardianship replaces the person.”

Audrey Cole: “Guardianship replaces the person.”

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You can listen to this podcast episode on iTunes or Spotify.  Guardianship is the most common legal method for making decisions on behalf of someone who is deemed incapable of managing important legal decisions on their own. Critics argue that this is a human rights violation and has negative consequences thought can and should be avoided. “Even voluntarily, it seems an unnatural thing, to literally give yourself away completely so that you are no longer relevant [in your own life] and that is what guardianship does and has always done.” ~ Audrey Cole  Audrey Cole is an activist, educator and lecturer with deep roots in the Community Living movement. The birth of her son Ian energized her interests in human rights, values and ethics, the social well-being of disadvantaged people and the social roles…
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