Special Issue "Supporting Family Carers of Persons with Disability in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: Progress and Pitfalls"
A special issue of Disabilities (ISSN 2673-7272).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2022) | Viewed by 15866
Interests: intellectual and developmental disabilities; family; community based supports; innovative services; social inclusion; public attitudes
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Interests: social inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities; inclusive education; education for children with profound intellectual and multiple disabilities; disability theory in Africa
The majority of the world’s population of people with disabilities live in low- and middle-income (LMI) countries. Moreover, many are dependent on family carers for life-long support. However, most research on the needs of family carers has been undertaken in more affluent countries. These insights may have limited application to nations with different cultures and social structures, high levels of poverty and a dearth of professional services.
This Special Issue aims to compile studies into family caregiving in low-resource countries around the world. Particular attention will be given to papers that describe innovative supports provided to family carers and evidence of their impact on carers, families and their relatives with disabilities. Submissions are welcome for all impairment conditions, different personnel who provide family caregiving beyond mothers and rural and urban settings. Systematic reviews of past research on family carers in LMI countries, as well as papers that analyse policy implementation and conceptual frameworks to guide family-based interventions, will also be considered. The aim of this Special Issue is to provide examples of good practice that are viable for adoption in LMI countries while cautioning about pitfalls that are likely to be encountered.
Prof. Dr. Roy McConkey
Dr. Judith McKenzie
Manuscript Submission Information
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Disabilities is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.
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- family carers
- low- and middle-income countries
- home-based interventions