Who we do systems advocacy for
We do systems advocacy to benefit all Queensland adults who may have impaired decision-making capacity.
Impaired decision-making capacity is the inability to make a decision, communicate a decision and/or put that decision into effect.
Impaired decision-making capacity may arise because of:
- ageing conditions
- intellectual disability
- acquired brain injury
- mental illness
- conditions associated with alcohol and drug use
- other conditions that may impair a person’s cognition or decision-making ability.
Not all people with these conditions will have impaired decision-making capacity.
Impaired decision-making capacity does not necessarily impact all areas of a person’s life. A person may be able to make some decisions, but not others. A person’s ability to make decisions may vary at different times or in different situations.