This article discusses the reasons for and the problems encountered in setting up the Illinois Guardianship Reform Project. Investigative newspaper articles detailing widespread abuses aroused public demand for reforms. Fred postulates that a change in attitudes and behaviors in regard to the disabled and aging is necessary to balance the widely differing points of view of the various care-givers and court systems in order to both protect the rights of self-determination and provide necessary care
Fred, Morris A.
"Guardianship As A Cultural System: Reflections on the Illinois Guardianship Reform Project,"
Marquette Elder's Advisor: Vol. 5
, Article 2.
Available at: http://scholarship.law.marquette.edu/elders/vol5/iss1/2