Thursday, November 28, 2013

On the Road Again: Law, Policy and Ageing in Northern Ireland

059Devolution, the process in the United Kingdom by which Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are enacting domestic laws and policies separate from the laws of England, has opened important opportunities to consider the needs of older persons. 

Over the Thanksgiving weekend, I'm in Northern Ireland, working with great colleagues at Queen's University Belfast, on two projects commissioned by the Commissioner of Older People Northern Ireland (COPNI).  One team is working on elder abuse and the other project focuses on social care, with each team employing comparative analysis from the U.S., Canada, Ireland, India and other nations in framing proposals for future laws or policies to be recommended for adoption in Northern Ireland.

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