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ERIC Number: EJ1069841
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Sep
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1354-4187
Futures Planning--Adult Sibling Perspectives
Davys, Deborah; Mitchell, Duncan; Haigh, Carol
British Journal of Learning Disabilities, v43 n3 p219-226 Sep 2015
A total of 15 adult siblings of people who have a learning disability were interviewed in relation to their future wishes and expectations of care giving. Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA) was used to analyse transcripts from the interviews where it was demonstrated that futures planning remains an area of difficulty for families of learning disabled people. The range and degree of plans in place were variable across the families and overall, plans tended to lack detail and clarity. Various factors were cited as hindrances to the futures planning process such as parental anxiety, difficulty with service providers, superstition, attitude, assumption and life stage. Futures planning presented as a transitional process and further research into how best to support families and individuals who have a learning disability to develop long term yet flexible plans is indicated.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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