Communicating disability- exploring the experience of immigrant women through art
Through the utilization of art-journaling, this participatory arts-based inquiry was completed with a small group of immigrant women with the intention of creating knowledge around the experience of communicating about disability. A focus on collaboration and sharing stories led to the emergence of a number of themes. These themes highlighted many of the barriers faced by immigrant women living with disabilities in accessing adequate medical care and social services. In addition to the identified barriers, this research highlighted the incredible strength and resilience of the participants through each stage of the research process. The findings point to a need for systemic changes, which were highlighted by art works, discussions, and recommendations of the participants in the study.
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Enriquez-Johnson, Ana (2013-08-07)This thesis examines immigrants' acculturation with a specific focus on adolescents and the development of their self-identity overtime as immigrants in Canada. Adolescence is already a period of change and transition; ...
Communicating psychologically safe workplaces in Nova Scotia : the effect of Nova Scotian cultures on the prevention of mental health disability Ryan, Erin Jacqueline (2015-07-23)Psychologically safe workplaces are environments that promote positive workplace mental health and well-being to help prevent mental health disability. Despite an emerging discussion in Canada about mental health, communicating ...
Unheard stories : narrative inquiry of the cross-cultural adaptation experiences of refugee women in metro Vancouver Marsh, Lindsay (2012-07-13)The purpose of this study is to explore the barriers and opportunities that government-assisted refugee (GAR) women experience in settlement. Using a narrative inquiry approach, I elicited the stories of fourteen GAR ...