An ethnography of adults living with aphasia in Khayelitsha, South Africa

Legg, Carol and Penn, Claire (2008) An ethnography of adults living with aphasia in Khayelitsha, South Africa. [Clinical Aphasiology Paper]

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Abstract

This paper presents findings of an ethnography of adults with aphasia in Khayelitsha, Cape Town. Khayelitsha is an urban black township characterised by poverty, violence, limited resources and a language and culture different to the standard setting of healthcare in South Africa. We present five case accounts that highlight the challenges of living as they relate to support networks; frameworks of interpretation of communication loss and healthcare experiences. In doing so, we hope to highlight the influence of social, political and economic circumstances on aphasia and approach questions regarding management of aphasia where illness is understood within a spiritual framework.

Item Type: Clinical Aphasiology Paper
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Depositing User: Gabler Vanessa
Date Deposited: 09 Aug 2010
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2016 12:53
Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference > Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2008 : 38th : Jackson Hole, WY : May 27 - June 1, 2008)
URI: http://eprints-prod-05.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/1943

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