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SUPPORTING SOUTH ASIAN FAMILIES WI
     

SUPPORTING SOUTH ASIAN FAMILIES WI

by Chris Hatton
 

Social workers and allied professionals will find this book to be a valuable tool, highlighting ways of improving the cultural sensitivity of disability services and parental and family support. Combining a wide-ranging survey and in-depth interviews, the authors build a rich picture of the lives of South Asian families with a child with severe disabilities and

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Social workers and allied professionals will find this book to be a valuable tool, highlighting ways of improving the cultural sensitivity of disability services and parental and family support. Combining a wide-ranging survey and in-depth interviews, the authors build a rich picture of the lives of South Asian families with a child with severe disabilities and place their experiences in the wider context of how culture and ethnicity can impact on a family's experience of disability.

The authors offer clear ideas for practical improvements in:

* awareness and mobilisation of formal support services

* parental and extended family acceptance of the child's disability

* availability of support groups and other informal support

* parents' physical and mental health

* the child and family's social life

linking their findings to recent policy initiatives to improve the information and support offered to all carers.

Policy makers, academics and practitioners in health, social work and education will find the authors give an invaluable insight into the cultural, religious and language needs of ethnic minority families coping with disability.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781843101611
Publisher:
Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
Publication date:
01/28/2004
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

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Meet the Author

Dr Robina Shah, MBE DL JP FRCGP (Hon) is a psychologist and academic. She has been actively involved in health and social care policy and strategy, at national and regional level for over 25 years. Robina is also the author of numerous publications and has achieved national and international recognition for her published work. She is the National Director of Strategy and Policy on Carers for Frenkel Topping Ltd .as well as the Academic Lead for Patient and Public Involvement at Manchester University Medical School where she is also co-lead for compassionate care. Robina is a member of the Governments Standing Commission on Carers and an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners. Robina is also an independent member of the Ministerial Cross Government Hate Crime Advisory Group.

Eric Emerson is Professor of Clinical Psychology at the Institute for Health Research and a member of the Department of Health's National Task Force on Learning Disabilities.

Janet Robertson is a senior research fellow at the Institute for Health Research.

Chris Hatton is Research Director and Professor of Psychology, Health and Social Care at the Institute for Health Research, Lancaster University. Yasmeen Akram was a research associate at the Hester Adrian Research Centre, University of Manchester and is now training as a clinical psychologist. Robina Shah is an expert advisor on ethnicity to the Valuing People Support Team. Janet Robertson is a senior research fellow at the Institute for Health Research. Eric Emerson is Professor of Clinical Psychology at the Institute for Health Research and a member of the Department of Health's National Task Force on Learning Disabilities.

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