Perceptions and Discourses Relating to Genetic Testing: Interviews with People with Down Syndrome.

@article{Barter2017PerceptionsAD,
  title={Perceptions and Discourses Relating to Genetic Testing: Interviews with People with Down Syndrome.},
  author={Barbara Barter and Richard P Hastings and Rebecca Williams and Jaci C Huws},
  journal={Journal of applied research in intellectual disabilities : JARID},
  year={2017},
  volume={30 2},
  pages={
          395-406
        }
}
BACKGROUND The perceptions of individuals with Down syndrome are conspicuously absent in discussions about the use of prenatal testing. METHOD Eight individuals with Down syndrome were interviewed about their views and experience of the topic of prenatal testing. RESULTS Interpretative phenomenological analysis revealed two major themes with subthemes: (1) a devalued condition and a valued life and (2) a question of 'want?' Foucauldian discourse analysis highlighted two main discursive… CONTINUE READING
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