Rights and vulnerable people
by The Open University
This course material is only available in the iTunes U app on iPhone or iPad.
Begin by listening to the personal testimonies of intellectually disabled women from Iceland and Canada who were sterilised without their consent. In the Western world, the shocking practice of involuntary sterilisation was deemed legal into the 1970s in parts of the USA, Canada, Europe and certain Nordic countries.
Find out about the risks of community care and how social workers help service users and survivors manage. Finally – challenge the stereotypes about people with mental health issues and learning disabilities.