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Narrative accounts and people with learning disabilities

Atkinson, Dorothy (2005). Narrative accounts and people with learning disabilities. In: Goward, Peter; Grant, Gordon; Ramcharan, Paul and Richardson, Malcolm eds. Learning disability: a life cycle approach to valuing people. Maidenhead, UK: Open University Press, pp. 7–27.

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Abstract

This chapter establishes why life stories and narrative accounts by people with learning disabilities matter, how such accounts have come to be told and the practical and ethical dilemmas of such work. From uncovering history through people's personal expereinces to the development of a personal identity that provides a means of reclaiming their lives and planning for the future, the chapter sets a practical and optimistic tone. The life story accounts in this chapter highlight key concerns.

Item Type: Book Chapter
ISBN: 0-335-21439-8, 978-0-335-21439-6
Keywords: narratives; learning disabilities; life stories
Academic Unit/Department: Health and Social Care > Health and Social Care
Item ID: 7608
Depositing User: Dorothy Atkinson
Date Deposited: 02 May 2007
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2010 19:59
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/7608
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