The tensions between maintaining good health and respecting autonomy: Lessons from working with people with Prader Willi Syndrome

Tuesday 6 December 2016, King’s College London

Led by Professor Tony Holland, this workshop will focus on the ethical, clinical, and legal issues that arise when supporting people with the genetically determined Prader-Willi Syndrome – a syndrome associated with mild learning disabilities, significant challenging behaviours, life-threatening obesity due to overeating, and co-morbid mental illness. The workshop will consider lessons for the support of people with learning disabilities more generally. Attendance is free, but places are limited. Contact Jess Harris (jess.harris@kcl.ac.uk) to book a place.

For more information on this workshop and other events run by the Social Care Workforce Research Unit, such as ‘The risky business of Asset Based Community Development’, please click here.

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