Familier med funksjonshemmede barn i Zimbabwe: reaksjoner og mestring i ett kulturelt perspektiv

Vitenskapelig tittel:

Coping behaviours of families of children with disabilities : A cultural perspective from Zimbabwe

The project will provide new knowledge on parent's coping with children with disabilities in a poor, rural remote area. This will encompass the 'disabled family's' living conditions, myths and misconceptions around disability. The Tonga are an internally displaced people evicted from the Zambezi valley for the building of Lake Kariba in 1957. Coping in this case has to do with mastering of both the emotional and practical sides of life when a critical incidence occurs. Family ethno-medical beliefs, culture, disability experiences, personality factors, attitudes and socio-economic variables will be explored. Since the study is ethnographic; the qualitative approach will be used with in-depth interviews, participant observation, focus group discussions, field notes and secondary data as data collecting techniques. Part of the data analysis will use the concepts of social suffering and structural violence since it is a poverty focussed research on an internally displaced population.
(Prosjektleders prosjektbeskrivelse)

Ref. nr.: 2015/397 Prosjektstart: 19.09.2012 Prosjektslutt: 18.09.2015

Behandlingsstatus: Utenfor mandatet
Prosjektleder: Babill Stray-Pedersen
Forskningsansvarlig(e):  Institute of Clinical medicine
Initiativtaker: Bidragsforskning

Letten Foundation - Norway.

Forskningsdata: Mennesker

Utdanningsprosjekt/doktorgradsprosjekt: Studium: Families with disabled children, Nivå: PhD
Behandlet i REK
26.03.2015 REK sør-øst