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Title: The cultural context of care-giving : a phenomenological exploration of the experiences of South Asian carers caring for children with intellectual/developmental disabilities
Author: Heer, Kuljit
Awarding Body: University of Birmingham
Current Institution: University of Birmingham
Date of Award: 2012
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This thesis adopted a phenomenological approach to exploring how culture shapes the experiences of South Asian carers caring for children with intellectual/developmental disabilities in the UK. This was achieved by conducting a series of interviews and focus group discussions with parents and service providers in order to provide first hand and detailed accounts of their experiences. A unique aspect of the research is that it draws on multi and cross cultural perspectives. A striking feature of the accounts was how cultural identity can shape the way in which parents make sense of and cope with disability. In particular, the process of acculturation and the parents struggle to manage two conflicting cultures, was seen to play a significant role in shaping the experiences described. Ultimately, the research has generated important knowledge using participants‟ lived experiences to enhance our understanding of South Asian carers culture and in doing so makes recommendations for service delivery
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID: uk.bl.ethos.566076  DOI: Not available
Keywords: BF Psychology
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