Chapter 9. Supported Decision Making for Women with Intellectual Disabilities

  1. Gwynnyth Llewellyn Professor Dean Director leader2,
  2. Rannveig Traustadóttir Professor Director former president3,
  3. David McConnell Professor Executive Director former president4 and
  4. Hanna Björg Sigurjónsdóttir Assistant Professor advocate researcher assistant3
  1. Sue McGaw PhD Consultant active researcher and
  2. Sue Candy Doctorate Senior Tutor

Published Online: 5 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470660393.ch9

Parents with Intellectual Disabilities: Past, Present and Futures

Parents with Intellectual Disabilities: Past, Present and Futures

How to Cite

McGaw, S. and Candy, S. (2010) Supported Decision Making for Women with Intellectual Disabilities, in Parents with Intellectual Disabilities: Past, Present and Futures (eds G. Llewellyn, R. Traustadóttir, D. McConnell and H. Björg Sigurjónsdóttir), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470660393.ch9

Editor Information

  1. 2

    University of Sydney, Australia

  2. 3

    University of Iceland

  3. 4

    University of Alberta, Canada

Author Information

  1. Plymouth University, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 MAR 2010
  2. Published Print: 16 APR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470772959

Online ISBN: 9780470660393

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Keywords:

  • supported decision making - for women with intellectual disabilities;
  • becoming pregnant - a world of opportunities for a woman with intellectual disability;
  • identifying barriers to informed decision making - strategies and promising practices;
  • decision making, an internal cognitive process;
  • involuntary sterilization and “consent” in the United Kingdom;
  • intellectual disability and poor relationship choices - and contextual influences and constraints;
  • major barrier to informed decision making - lack of good-quality, accessible information and support;
  • genetic counseling and prenatal testing - woman's decision making, whether to become a mother;
  • participating in child protection process;
  • supported decision making for women and mothers

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Ways of Thinking about Decision Making

  • Deciding to Become a Mother

  • Participating in the Child Protection Process

  • Supported Decision Making for Women and Mothers

  • Conclusion

  • References