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'We just call them people' : positive regard as a dimension of culture in group homes for people with severe intellectual disability

By: Bigby, Christine.
Contributor(s): Knox, Marie | Beadle-Brown, Julie | Clement, Tim.
Series: Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities 28 (4) 2015: 283-295. 2015Subject(s): SEVERE PROFOUND AND MULTIPLE DISABILITIES | GROUP HOMES | STAFF ATTITUDES | STAFF CLIENT RELATIONSHIPS | CASE STUDIES | BEST PRACTICES | AUSTRALIAOnline resources: Click to read article online IHC Library Members Summary: Observes that a dimension of the culture in group homes is staff regard for residents and in underperforming group homes staff regard residents as being not 'like us'. Hypothesizes the opposite pole of this dimension, in higher performing group homes, would be that staff regard residents positively. Provides three in-depth case studies of group homes in Victoria, Australia which demonstrate the validity of the hypothesis, as the "overwhelming pattern was that staff regarded residents positively, as members of a common but diverse humanity."
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Observes that a dimension of the culture in group homes is staff regard for residents and in underperforming group homes staff regard residents as being not 'like us'. Hypothesizes the opposite pole of this dimension, in higher performing group homes, would be that staff regard residents positively. Provides three in-depth case studies of group homes in Victoria, Australia which demonstrate the validity of the hypothesis, as the "overwhelming pattern was that staff regarded residents positively, as members of a common but diverse humanity."

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