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Lost in translation : implementing personal assistance in an East Asian context (2021)


Chou, Y.-C., Chen, B.-W., & Kröger, T. (2021). Lost in translation : implementing personal assistance in an East Asian context. Disability and Society, Early online. https://doi.org/10.1080/09687599.2021.1930517


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Julkaisun kaikki tekijät tai toimittajat: Chou, Yueh-Ching; Chen, Bo-Wei; Kröger, Teppo

Lehti tai sarja: Disability and Society

ISSN: 0968-7599

eISSN: 1360-0508

Julkaisuvuosi: 2021

Ilmestymispäivä: 16.07.2021

Volyymi: Early online

Kustantaja: Routledge, Taylor & Francis

Julkaisumaa: Britannia

Julkaisun kieli: englanti

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/09687599.2021.1930517

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Julkaisu on rinnakkaistallennettu (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/78474


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Since 2012, Taiwanese citizens with disabilities have been entitled to personal assistance from local authorities. To explore current features of personal assistance and barriers to its implementation, and distinguish it from homecare services, 33 disabled people and 12 staff members representing 10 local authorities in Taiwan were interviewed. Findings indicate that disabled people prefer personal assistance to homecare and perceive that relationships with their families have improved since the availability of personal assistance. However, many users’ needs are unmet due to insufficient hours of service and costly co-payments. Results also show that development of personal assistance has been hindered not only by limited resource allocations but also by a lack of awareness of the concepts of independent living and personal assistance among staff. In the context of East Asian culture, independent living is misinterpreted as self-reliance, leading to the resurrection of the medical model of disability.


YSO-asiasanat: vammaiset; kehitysvammaiset; vammaispalvelut; vammaisten asema; vammaispolitiikka; henkilökohtainen apu; resurssit; itsemäärääminen; itsenäistyminen (psykologia)

Vapaat asiasanat: independent living; personal assistance; home care; medical model; East Asia; Taiwan


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