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ERIC Number: EJ1124197
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Sep
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1744-6295
Understanding the Importance of Relationships: Perspective of Children with Intellectual Disabilities, Their Parents, and Nurses in Canada
Aston, Megan; Breau, Lynn; MacLeod, Emily
Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, v18 n3 p221-237 Sep 2014
Effective and therapeutic relationships between health care providers and clients are important elements for positive health outcomes. Children with intellectual disabilities (IDs) and their parents face unique challenges in establishing relationships with health care providers due to social and institutional stigma and stereotypes associated with children with IDs. In this article, we discuss the theme of building relationships in a hospital setting that emerged from a qualitative feminist poststructuralist study conducted in Canada with 8 children with IDs, 17 mothers, and 12 nurses who cared for them. Our research provides examples of how nurses and mothers worked in and through the system sometimes with frustration but also sometimes with positive excitement to develop supportive relationships. We can learn from these moments of tension and moments of success about how to work together to ensure positive relationships are provided to children with IDs, their parents, and health care professionals.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada
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