S. Wehbi, L. Elin and Y. El-Lahib
Community Development Journal, vol.45, 2010, p. 404-422
This paper uses documentary analysis to examine the discourse of Canadian international development NGOs in relation to disability. The analysis demonstrates that disabled people are mostly absent from the international development discussion, and that, when present, they are discussed in ableist ways that reflect and reinforce a neo-colonial discourse.
J. Fereday, C. Oster and P. Darbyshire
Health and Social Care in the Community, vol. 18, 2010, p. 624-632
This paper reports on a qualitative needs analysis undertaken as part of a South Australian Project to develop disability awareness resources for generic health professionals, exploring the experiences of children with a disability and their family. Their interaction with the many and varied health professionals they encounter, such as dentists or nurses, can ameliorate or exacerbate the difficulties they face. Results show that parents above all want to work in partnership with generic health professionals. Advocacy was found to play an important role in the development of relationships when partnership was absent and parents fought for adequate service provision for their children.