- Ensure that the person receiving services understands his/her rights
- Select insightful committee members
- Schedule and conduct meetings for maximum effectiveness
- Maintain confidentiality
- Tackle both the unusual and the everyday
- Keep accurate records, and more!
Are the persons you serve exercising “little c” choices or “Big C” choices? A highly effective human rights committee (HRC) ensures the Big C options. This book offers the QMRP, case manager, executive, or program director more than just tips for starting and maintaining an HRC.
“This book, now in its fourth iteration, remains the quintessential blueprint for establishing HRCs, executing the function, and enfranchising all stakeholders to protect human dignity and fundamental rights. From its historical backdrop to the step-by-step recipe for designing an effective HRC, this book is the “go-to” resource for all persons engaged in the complex world of health care and service provision for the mentally challenged and disabled.”
“To avoid rubber-stamping, and to gain the support needed to do an effective job, the HRC must have an open, accessible process; a commitment to dialogue; and each committee member’s willingness to be a resource rather than a gatekeeper.” — Steve Baker and Amy Tabor