Women who sacrifice themselves for everybody: qualitative research with mothers of disabled children


Ontas O. C. , TEKİNDAL M.

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF SOCIAL WORK, cilt.19, ss.275-289, 2016 (SSCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 19 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1080/13691457.2015.1026247
  • Dergi Adı: EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF SOCIAL WORK
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.275-289

Özet

This study, from a feminist perspective, aimed at examining the experiences of women whose children with cerebral palsy received a treatment at a physiotherapy and rehabilitation center located in Ankara, Turkey. The study intended to reveal the perceptions of in-family roles of women with disabled children, their participation in public life, and their self-concept within the scope of feminist social work. Thus, the objective of the present study was to contribute to the understanding of the fact that non gender-blind services should be developed in this field on the basis of social justice and human rights, which constitutes the fundamental philosophy of social work. Qualitative research method was employed in the study where data were analyzed through content analysis. The findings of the study were interpreted under four main themes: the lives of the women with disabled children after their disabled children were born; being a woman within the scope of family life, participation in decision-making processes, and domestic division of labor; participation in public life and relations with women's associations; the self-sacrifice; and the suggestions of women concerning self-realization within the scope of self-concept. Aratrma ile Ankara'da hizmet veren fizik tedavi ve rehabilitasyon merkezinden cerebral palsyli cocuu tedavi alan kadnlarn deneyimlerinin feminist perspektif acsndan incelenmitir. Aratrmada, engelli cocua sahip kadnlarn feminist sosyal hizmet balamnda aile ici rollerine, kamusal hayata katlmlarna ve kendilerini nasl tanmladklarna yonelik bilgilerin ortaya ckarlmas amaclanmtr. Boylece, sosyal hizmetin temel felsefesini oluturan sosyal adalet ve insan haklar yaklamlar temelinde, bu alanda cinsiyet koru olmayan hizmetlerin gelitirilmesi gerektii anlaynn gelimesine katk verilecei duunulmektedir. Aratrma, nitel aratrma yontemi kullanlarak yaplandrlmtr. Verilerin analizinde ise icerik analizi kullanlmtr. Yaplan analize gore sonuclar dort ana tema icerisinde yorumlanmtr. Bu temalar; engelli cocuk doduktan sonraki yaam; aile ici yaamlar kapsamnda kadn olmak (kararlara katlmlar, ev ici i bolumleri); kamusal hayata katlmlar ve kadn orgutleri ile iliki durumlar; kadnlarn kendilerini nasl tanmladklardr (kendini kurban etme ve kendini gercekletirme onerileri).