The sexual and marital relationships of people with a learning disability

Sultana, Najma (2016). The sexual and marital relationships of people with a learning disability. University of Birmingham. Clin.Psy.D.

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This thesis was submitted in partial fulfilment for the degree of Doctor in Clinical Psychology at the University of Birmingham. This thesis explores the sexual and marital relationships of people with a learning disability across three chapters: a meta-ethnography, an empirical paper and a public dissemination report.
The meta-ethnography explores how people with a learning disability experience and give meaning to intimate and sexual relationships. Using the method suggested by Noblit and Hare (1988), the meta-ethnography synthesises twenty one qualitative studies that were identified through a systematic search across three databases.
The empirical paper takes the form of a multiple perspective design, using interpretative phenomenological analysis. It explores how five healthcare professionals and four mothers experience the process of deciding whether or not marriage is a suitable option for a person with a learning disability in the South-Asian community. It considers the experience of these decisions in the context of the current discourse around forced marriage in people with a learning disability. The public dissemination report provides a brief and accessible summary of the aforementioned chapters. It is aimed at audiences that may have a possible stake and interest in the findings of the research.

Type of Work: Thesis (Doctorates > Clin.Psy.D.)
Award Type: Doctorates > Clin.Psy.D.
College/Faculty: Colleges (2008 onwards) > College of Life & Environmental Sciences
School or Department: School of Psychology
Funders: None/not applicable
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology


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