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Title: Analysing care-related decisions in parents of congenitally deaf children: introduction of an explanatory model
Authors: Hardonk, Stefan 
Desnerck, Greetje
Matthijs, Liesbeth
Loots, Gerrit
Van Hove, Geert
Van Kerschaver, Erwin
Sigurjónsdóttir, Hanna Björg
Traustadóttir, Rannveig
Vanroelen, Christophe
Louckx, Fred
Issue Date: 2012
Source: Scandinavian journal of disability research
Abstract: Research into issues of deafness is characterised by the dominance of the medical model of disability. Although social and cultural-linguistic models have received increasing attention from scholars, they have been used mainly in theoretical debate. Empirical application has been limited. Based on our comprehensive research project into the care-related decisions of parents of congenitally deaf children in Flanders, Belgium, an explanatory model for care-related parental decisions was constructed, which transcends the specific findings generated by our studies. This model is presented and discussed in this paper. Illustrations are provided based on our empirical findings.
Keywords: deafness; decision-making; parents; disability models
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ISSN: 1501-7419
DOI: 10.1080/15017419.2012.703966
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validations: vabb 2014
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