PL EN


2011 | 43 | 3 | 266-285
Article title

ADULT GUARDIANSHIP SYSTEM IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC IN COMPARISON WITH SELECTED EUROPEAN UNION COUNTRIES

Title variants
Languages of publication
EN
Abstracts
EN
In ageing societies, questions of participation of elderly people in social life and the possibilities of a self-determined life in old age are of high importance. The state is confronted increasingly with the task of protecting personal rights of older and incompetent persons. In various societies, the way of protection ranges from paternalistic interventions to approaches stressing autonomy and support of those persons. The article is concerned with the phenomenon of guardianship of incompetent elderly (i.e. persons over 60 years of age) in the Czech Republic. It is based on the international project Advocacies for Frail and Incompetent Elderly in Europe (ADEL) aimed at comparing adult guardianship systems in five European countries (Austria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany and Spain). The findings inspired a national study a part of which is presented in the article. The essential aims of the national study were: (a) to identify socio-demographic and epidemiologic data on incompetent elderly; (b) to identify socio-demographic data on their guardians. The method was study of documents (court records) and the data collection technique was content analysis. The first and second parts outline the theoretical and methodological framework of guardianship. The third part presents research results. The final part compares the empirical reality in the Czech Republic and selected EU countries participating in the ADEL project.
Year
Volume
43
Issue
3
Pages
266-285
Physical description
Document type
ARTICLE
Contributors
author
  • PhDr. Mgr. Lubica Jurickova, Fakulta zdravotnictva, Univerzita Palackeho Olomouc, Tr. Svobody 8, 771 11 Olomouc, Czech Republic
References
Document Type
Publication order reference
Identifiers
CEJSH db identifier
11SKAAAA097322
YADDA identifier
bwmeta1.element.4d5c3cd6-992e-3020-b157-759bb45e9ed5
JavaScript is turned off in your web browser. Turn it on to take full advantage of this site, then refresh the page.