The Characteristics of Local Support Systems, and the Roles of Professionals, in Supporting Families where a Mother has an Intellectual Disability

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Publication Article, peer reviewed scientific
Title The Characteristics of Local Support Systems, and the Roles of Professionals, in Supporting Families where a Mother has an Intellectual Disability
Author Weiber, Ingrid ; Eklund, Mona ; Tengland, Per-Anders
Date 2016
English abstract
BackgroundThere might be a need for support for families where the mother has an intellectual disability, in order to counteract the effects of potential parental inadequacy and other detrimental aspects of the family situation. The purpose of this study was to describe how professionals characterized such support and the collaboration required. Materials and methodsFocus group interviews involving 29 professionals were conducted and analysed using content analysis ResultsFive themes were identified: The roles and activities of the professionals involved; ways in which needs of support are identified; problems in identifying mothers with an intellectual disability; how professionals coordinate their support and work together; and the dilemma concerning legislative actions ConclusionsBy identifying both fruitful and problematic aspects of professional support, the findings may be used to enhance future support. More efficient chains of information and improved inter-sector collaboration between professions may further enhance the support practices
DOI https://doi.org/10.1111/jar.12169 (link to publisher's fulltext.)
Publisher Blackwell
Host/Issue Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities;3
Volume 29
ISSN 1360-2322
Pages 197-210
Language eng (iso)
Subject collaboration
disability
family
legislative actions
structure of support
Medicine
Research Subject Categories::MEDICINE
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/23037 Permalink to this page
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