A case study into a wheelchair user’s transitional identity and normalisation
Cardiff Metropolitan University
MetadataShow full item record
The aim of the study was to explore the transitional identity of a wheelchair user in terms of their change from being able-bodied to dis-able bodied, and the individual’s perceptions of relevant access, stigma, services and labels in terms of health and social care. This research study is a primary research case study, using a narrative, in-depth interview. The narrative interview took place in a booked room at Cardiff Metropolitan University which was a neutral, safe and accountable setting, where my supervisor was aware of the room, date and time booked. The interview took approximately two hours with breaks and was very successful. The results from this study was very interesting, there are many aspects which make the transition from being able-bodied to dis-abled a very challenging period due to the fact there is still a lot of stigma related to wheelchair users and access for wheelchair users can also be very challenging. Friendships also make the transition harder for a wheelchair user due to the stigma and labels attached to a wheelchair user often wheelchair users might not get invited to places with their friends because it is perceived by society they cannot take part in activities they used to take part in. There as some good aspects about the transition such as healthcare services because there are an increased amount of specialists for wheelchair users they often find it very easy to make appointments and always receive good care.
BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care
Showing items related by title, author, subject and abstract.
Teall, Megan (University of Wales Institute Cardiff, 2012)The purpose of this study was to extend previous research on coaching by doing an in-depth study on a coach’s thoughts, feelings and experiences when going through a transition and change from basketball into wheelchair ...
Game-related statistics that distinguish between winning and losing teams in wheelchair basketball Ostler, Laura (2013-09)To best prepare a wheelchair basketball team for training and competition, coaches need to know which aspects of the game are most important for winning in order to develop tactics and influence decision-making. The main ...
An examination of the use of psychological skills by elite wheelchair rugby players and elite able-bodied rugby players Mayes, Anna (Cardiff Metropolitan University, 2002)The purpose of this study was to address the insufficient availability of research regarding the use of psychological skills and strategies by disabled athletes. Particular attention was placed on the use of psychological ...