Centre for Research in Communication and Culture

Events

31 January 2018

Helping or hindering? The contribution of supporters of patients with intellectual disabilities attending primary healthcare appointments

Presented By Deborah Chin
  • 1-2.30pm (a DARG event)
  • B1.14 Brockington Building

About this event

Patients with intellectual disabilities attending their annual GP health check are often accompanied by a family member or paid supporter.  I am interested in how the practices associated with this supporter role are negotiated in the dynamic interplay between all participants in the health consultation.  I will present video recorded data from a project looking at health communication and people with intellectual disabilities that illustrates the preceding contexts and impacts of a supporter's contribution to the conversation.  What implications are suggested for the constitution of patient and supporter identities?’