Towards a new balance in empowerment and protection of the elderly
PhD student: Mrs A.J. Hoogenboom
Promotors: Mrs Prof M.V. Antokolskaia, Mrs Prof W.M. Schrama
Duration: 1/8/2022 - 31/7/2026
Part of the NWA-ORC programme to fundamentally reshape the system of legal measures for empowerment and protection of elderly persons. The aim of the research is to draft a legislative proposal for a new modern, empowerment-based system of empowerment and legal protection of elderly. A system that will improve the quality of life of the elderly, with more controle and autonomy of their own lives. The research will be done by researchers of Vrije Universiteit, NSCR, Universiteit Utrecht, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen and VUMC, in close cooperation with social partners like ALzheimer Nederlands, banks, interest groups for seniors, organizations of guardians and assocations of doctors and notaries. The project aimes to achieve an improved quality of decision-making, a better awareness of rights and possibilities of elderly while at the same time enjoy better protection from abuse.
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