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To Live and Work in a Social Welfare Home - Sociological Study of Interactions Between Personnel and Mentally Disabled Wards
Author: Jakub Niedbalski

ISBN: 9788323338086
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 300
Published: 17 October 2015
Country of Publication: PL
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.51 x 2.54

The book presents a life situation of a mentally disabled resident of a nursing home. The emphasis was first of all put on the notion of realization of needs of a person that is intellectually handicapped, in a care facility, as well as on matter regarding integration inside a given environment and normalization of life in institutional conditions. These problems are considered from two perspectives. The first one, arising from Goffman's vision of a total institution, where a unit is presented as an objectified subject of other people's actions, revealing a situation of isolation and personal dependence. The second perspective presents a model of relationships between personnel and charges, characterized with individualistic approach towards needs of the disabled, with respect to their right towards autonomy and self-determination. Confrontation of those two perspectives and spheres of those notions, i.e. normalization of the nursing home's resident, and on the other hand of negative consequences brought by acceptance of a role of a charge of such an insti...

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