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Book

Mustn't grumble: writing by disabled women

Editor:
KEITH Lois
Publisher:
Women's Press
Publication year:
1994
Pagination:
223p.
Place of publication:
London

Collection of personal accounts and poetry from disabled women.

Journal article

Women with Turner's Syndrome: helping them reach their full potential

Authors:
ORTEN Jana L., ORTEN James D.
Journal article citation:
Disability and Society, 9(2), 1994, pp.239-248.
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis,

The physical and psychological effects of Turner's Syndrome, a female sex chromosome abnormality, are briefly described. Principles for helping women master the special challenges posed by the disorder are discussed. The authors argue that women with TS must take control of their identities and potential in order to attain full status within society.

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Nowhere to go

Author:
SALE Anabel Unity
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 19.7.01, 2001, pp.22-23.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

Reports on how there is a need for more refuge services for disabled women fleeing domestic violence.

Book

She dances to different drums: research into disabled women's sexuality

Authors:
GILLESPIE-SELLS Kath, HILL Mildrette, ROBBINS Bree
Publisher:
King's Fund
Publication year:
1998
Pagination:
206p.,tables,list of orgs.
Place of publication:
London

Research study undertaken by disabled women researchers. Identifies the key issues for disabled women who are black, lesbian or heterosexual. Discusses the many barriers that disabled women face, and highlights key recommendations to take research forward and to improve the lives of disabled women everywhere.

Book

Burden of gratitude: women with disabilities receiving personal care

Author:
BEGUM Nasa
Publisher:
University of Warwick. Department of Applied Social Studies/Social Care Associat
Publication year:
1990
Pagination:
97p.,bibliog.
Place of publication:
Coventry

Describes the views of women with disabilities about how the need for personal care affects their daily lives.

Journal article

Empowering women with chronic, physical disabilities: a pedagogical/experiential group model

Authors:
VAIL Svetlana, XENAKIS Nancy
Journal article citation:
Social Work in Health Care, 46(1), 2007, pp.67-87.
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis
Place of publication:
Philadelphia, USA

Past research on group work in the hospital setting has focused on traditional psycho-educational support group models. This article describes an effective group model developed in the Initiative for Women with Disabilities, a hospital-based outpatient program for women with chronic physical illnesses or conditions in the United States. The group model integrates concepts of humanistic and self-psychology with pedagogical methods and experiential learning. A Women's Writing group and Women's Assertiveness group each with 10 sessions were designed and conducted according to this model. The group leader presented as a pedagogue and self-object that created a group experience that affirms humanistic values and fosters self-growth, socialization, and interpersonal change. The results of a self-administered survey suggest that the participants responded favourably to the format, structure and content of the groups, skills learned, and the identification of past and present issues. (Copies of this article are available from: Haworth Document Delivery Centre, Haworth Press Inc., 10 Alice Street,  Binghamton, NY 13904-1580).

Journal article

The lives of disabled women in Nepal: vulnerability without support

Author:
DHUNGAGA Bishu Maya
Journal article citation:
Disability and Society, 21(2), March 2006, pp.133-146.
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis,

The study examines a broad range of problems faced by physically disabled women. Qualitative interviews with 30 women with physical disabilities (congenital and acquired) were administered to understand various aspects of their lives. The research explores the causes of disability, which include gender discrimination, poverty, an inactive state security system, inadequate family support, negative attitudes and a lack of commitment on the part of government. The available services from non-governmental organizations have been proved to be unsatisfactory and gender biased in terms of training and employment. The importance of disability and its relation to gender has not been recognized by the state.

Journal article

Feminist disability theory: domestic violence against women with a disability

Author:
MAYS Jennifer M.
Journal article citation:
Disability and Society, 21(2), March 2006, pp.147-158.
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis,

Women with a disability continue to experience social oppression and domestic violence as a consequence of gender and disability dimensions. Current explanations of domestic violence and disability inadequately explain several features that lead women who have a disability to experience violent situations. This article incorporates both disability and material feminist theory as an alternative explanation to the dominant approaches (psychological and sociological traditions) of conceptualising domestic violence. This paper is informed by a study which was concerned with examining the nature and perceptions of violence against women with a physical impairment. The emerging analytical framework integrating material feminist interpretations and disability theory provided a basis for exploring gender and disability dimensions. Insight was also provided by the women who identified as having a disability in the study and who explained domestic violence in terms of a gendered and disabling experience. The article argues that material feminist interpretations and disability theory, with their emphasis on gender relations, disablism and poverty, should be used as an alternative tool for exploring the nature and consequences of violence against women with a disability.

Journal article

Health care for women with disabilities: population-based evidence of disparities

Authors:
PARISH Susan L., HUH Jungwon
Journal article citation:
Health and Social Work, 3(1), February 2006, pp.7-15.
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

Despite having similar or better potential access to health care, women with disabilities experience worse health care and worse preventive care than nondisabled women. This study examined the health care of a national probability sample of 8,721 disabled and 45,522 nondisabled women living in the United States. Logistic regression models, adjusted for age and household income, were estimated for eight measures of health care, including three measures of potential access to care, two measures of receipt of preventive services, and postponement of care. Findings signal potentially serious consequences for women with disabilities, who require care at higher rates than their nondisabled counterparts and are at increased risk of developing secondary conditions if their care needs are not met.

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Disabled women in Northern Ireland: situation, experiences and identity

Author:
EQUALITY COMMISSION FOR NORTHERN IRELAND
Publisher:
Equality Commission for Northern Ireland
Publication year:
2003
Pagination:
34p., bibliog.
Place of publication:
Belfast

The primary aim of the research was to sketch a profile of the multiple identity group, disabled women; in simple terms, to answer the question 'How do people in this group define themselves?’ The focus is to consider how people understand and perceive their identity.

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