Siblings of Adults with Learning Disabilities: An Empirical Study

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/620914
Title:
Siblings of Adults with Learning Disabilities: An Empirical Study
Authors:
Gant, Valerie
Abstract:
Adult siblings are frequently providers of care for their brother or sister with a learning disability* and many take on many levels of responsibility, which often lasts for decades. The majority of research focusing on siblings of people with learning disabilities comes from the perspective of those aged under 18. This paper draws on the work of Rawson (2012) and Pompeo (2009) to focus attention on adult siblings. This study, examined the relationships adult siblings have with their brother or sister with a learning disability. Fourteen participants were involved, in-depth interviews were conducted to gather data that was thematically analysed. The findings revealed that siblings want to be involved in the life of their brother or sister and to be seen as next of kin by professionals when their parents have died, but yet are unsure how best to approach this prospect. Based on these findings, implications for practitioners are discussed.
Affiliation:
University of Chester
Citation:
Gant, V. (2018 - in press). Siblings of Adults with Learning Disabilities-an Empirical Study. Social Work and Society.
Publisher:
Social Work and Society
Journal:
Social Work and Society
Publication Date:
2018
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/620914
Additional Links:
http://www.socwork.net/sws
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1613-8953
Appears in Collections:
Health and Social Care

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dc.contributor.authorGant, Valerieen
dc.date.accessioned2018-03-09T15:30:10Z-
dc.date.available2018-03-09T15:30:10Z-
dc.date.issued2018-
dc.identifier.citationGant, V. (2018 - in press). Siblings of Adults with Learning Disabilities-an Empirical Study. Social Work and Society.en
dc.identifier.issn1613-8953-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/620914-
dc.description.abstractAdult siblings are frequently providers of care for their brother or sister with a learning disability* and many take on many levels of responsibility, which often lasts for decades. The majority of research focusing on siblings of people with learning disabilities comes from the perspective of those aged under 18. This paper draws on the work of Rawson (2012) and Pompeo (2009) to focus attention on adult siblings. This study, examined the relationships adult siblings have with their brother or sister with a learning disability. Fourteen participants were involved, in-depth interviews were conducted to gather data that was thematically analysed. The findings revealed that siblings want to be involved in the life of their brother or sister and to be seen as next of kin by professionals when their parents have died, but yet are unsure how best to approach this prospect. Based on these findings, implications for practitioners are discussed.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSocial Work and Societyen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.socwork.net/swsen
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/en
dc.subjectsocial worken
dc.subjectlearning disabilitiesen
dc.titleSiblings of Adults with Learning Disabilities: An Empirical Studyen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Chesteren
dc.identifier.journalSocial Work and Societyen
dc.date.accepted2018-02-14-
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