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Commonsense and the 'doing' of supported care: a case study


Wareing, D and Newell, CJ, Commonsense and the 'doing' of supported care: a case study, Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability, 30, (2) pp. 104-114. ISSN 1366-8250 (2005) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1080/13668250500125015


Background: A critical analysis is provided of naturally occurring talk between 6 support workers and an allied health professional as they go about their business of doing a behavioural management plan for Jane, a woman with a severe intellectual and communication disability. Method: Utilising Membership Categorization Analysis, a form of ethnomethodology, the research focuses on the procedural knowledge in use. Results: This knowledge is used to show the underlying social order found in the meeting. The investigation identifies the pairing of what have previously been regarded as separate entities: "Client" and "Worker" as "Client'V'Worker". Conclusions: This research has implications for our understanding of the silent partner - the client - and the support offered to people constituted as having an intellectual disability. © 2005 Australasian Society for the Study of Intellectual Disability Inc.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Health services and systems
Research Field:Health care administration
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Other health
Objective Field:Other health not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Newell, CJ (Associate Professor Christopher Newell)
ID Code:34171
Year Published:2005
Web of Science® Times Cited:8
Deposited By:Medical Education Unit
Deposited On:2005-08-01
Last Modified:2006-04-04

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