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Futures planning - adult sibling perspectives

Davys, D, Mitchell, D and Haigh, C 2014, 'Futures planning - adult sibling perspectives' , British Journal Of Learning Disabilities . (In Press)

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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.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Health and Wellbeing
Schools: Schools > School of Health Sciences > Centre for Health Sciences Research
Journal or Publication Title: British Journal Of Learning Disabilities
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1468-3156
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Funders: Non funded research
Depositing User: Dr D Davys
Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2014 17:32
Last Modified: 30 Jun 2016 01:38

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