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

Legg, Carol and Penn, Claire
An ethnography of adults living with aphasia in Khayelitsha, South Africa. In Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2008 : 38th : Jackson Hole, WY : May 27 - June 1, 2008) / : (2008).

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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.

EPrint Type:Clinical Aphasiology Paper
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:1943
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2008 : 38th : Jackson Hole, WY : May 27 - June 1, 2008)
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