Journal Article

Discourse and Resistance in Care Assessment: Integrated Living and Community Care

MARK PRIESTLEY

in The British Journal of Social Work

Published on behalf of British Association of Social Workers

Volume 28, issue 5, pages 659-673
Published in print October 1998 | ISSN: 0045-3102
Published online October 1998 | e-ISSN: 1468-263X | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordjournals.bjsw.a011384
Discourse and Resistance in Care Assessment: Integrated Living and Community Care

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This paper illustrates how value conflicts between the competing philosophies of community care and integrated living are played out at a micro level. The experiences of service users in Derbyshire show how the process of care assessment can perpetuate traditional discourses of disability based on dependency, individualization and segregation. By contrast, self-assessment within an integrated living approach opens up new possibilities for resistance through the supported self-empowerment of service users. Moreover, the participation of disabled people in managing their own affairs challenges established cultural values about the role of disabled people in society.

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Subjects: Social Work

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