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2013

Social Work Master’s Clinical Research Papers

Advocacy

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Disabled Sexual Assault Victims: Perceptions Of Sexual Assault Professionals On Barriers To Providing Services To Disabled Sexual Assault Victims, Melody L. Gorden Jan 2013

Disabled Sexual Assault Victims: Perceptions Of Sexual Assault Professionals On Barriers To Providing Services To Disabled Sexual Assault Victims, Melody L. Gorden

Social Work Master’s Clinical Research Papers

Inspired by Dick Sobsey ‘s early work with disabled victims of abuse and the integrative ecological model, the current study addresses the barriers that sexual assault professionals encounter when working with developmentally disabled victims. The participants of this study are made up of 3 sexual assault female professionals, one being an advocate and two being Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners. This study is qualitative in nature and the data was obtained by using a semi-standardized interview. Using phenomenology as a research design, the investigator used qualitative questions to gain understanding of being a sexual assault professional. The data was analyzed by ...


Ethical Implications: End Of Life Planning For Individuals With Intellectual Disabilities, Kylie Otte Jan 2013

Ethical Implications: End Of Life Planning For Individuals With Intellectual Disabilities, Kylie Otte

Social Work Master’s Clinical Research Papers

Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities need to engage in end of life planning, however it is essential to determine how their support networks fit into the process. As individuals with Intellectual Disabilities require support to live their daily lives, they too need support when making decisions surrounding medical treatments and end of life planning. The purpose of this study was to identify ethical implications for social workers, when working with Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities when engaging in end of life planning. Seven respondents participated in this study consisting of qualitative interviews. Each of the interviewees responded to similar question lists, written ...