The knowledge of doing: Exploring the knowledge of support to older people with an intellectual disability

McGhee, Adrienne L. (2014) The knowledge of doing: Exploring the knowledge of support to older people with an intellectual disability. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.

Abstract

This ethnography presents a contextualised understanding of frontline knowledge used in the support to people ageing with an intellectual disability who live in accommodation and support services in south-east Queensland. The study identified that disability support workers accessed a range of knowledges which they synthesised into a dynamic and responsive locale knowledge, and subsequently translated into everyday acts of support within contexts of multi-faceted complexity. Findings from the study have numerous implications for the knowledge development activities of formal service and educational systems within Australia's newly implemented National Disability Insurance Scheme.

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ID Code: 74855
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD)
Supervisor: Brough, Mark, Marston, Gregory, & Mays, Jennifer
Keywords: intellectual disability, ageing, knowledge, ethnography, service provider, support worker
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Public Health & Social Work
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 04 Sep 2014 02:51
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2015 00:57

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