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The experience, meaning and value of social and community participation following acquired spinal cord injury.

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posted on 09.05.2017, 01:41 by LINDA BARCLAY
For this thesis, 36 people living with spinal cord injury were interviewed in-depth about what facilitates and what hinders their participation in social activities in the community, in addition to the meanings they attribute to that participation. Social and community participation was described as a journey that influenced the self-worth of the participants. Support from family and friends was central to assisting peoples’ participation, while multiple and complex policies, services and systems were found to impact their social and community participation. The findings contribute important information to inform occupational therapy practice, rehabilitation approaches, and disability and aged care policy.

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Principal supervisor

Primrose Lentin

Additional supervisor 1

Helen Bourke-Taylor

Additional supervisor 2

Rachael McDonald

Year of Award

2017

Department, School or Centre

Occupational Therapy

Campus location

Australia

Course

Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type

Doctorate

Faculty

Faculty of Medicine Nursing and Health Sciences

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