Storying disability and impairment: retrospective accounts of disabled family life.

@article{Goodley2006StoryingDA,
  title={Storying disability and impairment: retrospective accounts of disabled family life.},
  author={Dan Goodley and Claire Tregaskis},
  journal={Qualitative health research},
  year={2006},
  volume={16 5},
  pages={630-46}
}
Much previous British research on disability and its effects on family life has seen impairment as a personal or family tragedy. In this article, the authors describe current English research that is asking families about their experiences of professional health and social care support since the birth of their disabled child. Interviews with the families uncovered a range of themes that challenged the personal tragedy approach. Far from being passive recipients of care, these are ordinary… CONTINUE READING

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