Negotiating identity: a qualitative analysis of stigma and support seeking for individuals with cerebral palsy.

@article{Read2015NegotiatingIA,
  title={Negotiating identity: a qualitative analysis of stigma and support seeking for individuals with cerebral palsy.},
  author={Stuart A Read and Thomas A. Morton and Michelle K. Ryan},
  journal={Disability and rehabilitation},
  year={2015},
  volume={37 13},
  pages={1162-9}
}
PURPOSE The current research investigates how adults with cerebral palsy construct their personal and social identities in the face of stigma when support seeking, and considers the dilemmas they might face when doing so. METHOD Participants were 28 adults with cerebral palsy who completed an online survey reporting on their identity as a person with cerebral palsy and their experiences of stigma when seeking and accessing support. RESULTS Qualitative analyses indicated that the majority of… CONTINUE READING