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  1. The role of the family in psychosocial adaptation to physical disabilities for African Americans.

    Article, Communication - En anglais

    Scientific assembly of the national medical association. Annual Convention. San Francisco CA USA, 1992/08/01.

    The psychosocial adjustment of patients who are experiencing physical disabilities is examined within the context of a family ecological approach.

    Historical and sociocultural characteristics of African-American families are delineated and explored in terms of their potentially positive impact on the adjustment process.

    Four family strengths are delineated : strong kinship bonds, strong religious orientation, family role flexibility, and strong education/work ethic.

    The authors demonstrate how these various assets interact reciprocally in the family lives of those individuals who are disabled.

    Contrary to the predominant deficit theories, a fresh asset-oriented approach is provided.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Association, Handicap physique, Origine ethnique, Afrique, Evaluation, Milieu familial, Psychologie, Adaptation sociale, Homme, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Association, Physical handicap, Ethnic origin, Africa, Evaluation, Family environment, Psychology, Social adjustment, Human, United States, North America, America

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 95-0176176

    Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 09/06/1995.