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Family and community in the lives of UK Bangladeshi parents with intellectual disabilities

Durling, E; Chinn, D; Scior, K; (2018) Family and community in the lives of UK Bangladeshi parents with intellectual disabilities. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities 10.1111/jar.12473. (In press).

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Abstract

Background: Little is known about the lives of parents with intellectual disabilities from minority ethnic communities. Previous research suggests that what it means to live with intellectual disabilities varies across cultural contexts. The current research aimed to explore how cultural values and practices impact upon the experiences of parents with intellectual disabilities within the Bangladeshi community in London, England. Method: Six members of the Bangladeshi community, four Bangladeshi parents with intellectual disabilities and four of their family members were interviewed. Thematic analysis was used to identify key themes. Results: Both parenting and intellectual disability are thought about in this community in ways that make parenting more accessible for people with learning disabilities, but also create tensions to be negotiated. Conclusions: Bangladeshi family carers face dilemmas balancing the benefits and risks of promoting parenting for sons and daughters with intellectual disabilities, particularly in the context of service principles of autonomy and informed consent.

Type: Article
Title: Family and community in the lives of UK Bangladeshi parents with intellectual disabilities
DOI: 10.1111/jar.12473
Publisher version: http://doi.org/10.1111/jar.12473
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Bangladeshi community, ethnic minorities, family carers, parents with intellectual disabilities
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10051780
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