Health and the UN Convention on the rights of persons with disabilities

Joav Merrick, Mohammed Morad

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3 Scopus citations


People with a disability have in the past been excluded from society and suffered human rights violations in many aspects of life. The convention on the rights of persons with disabilities (CRPD), adopted in 2006 with its comprehensive new model of care, has created an opportunity for change, which over time should provide better integration, inclusion, quality of life and health for this group of people. The convention is also a tool or instrument for health care professionals to use in order to create and demand better healthcare and services from their government or ministries.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHealth Care for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Across the Lifespan
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9783319180960
ISBN (Print)9783319180953
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine
  • General Social Sciences
  • General Psychology


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