Presentation Title

Families and Caretakers of the Disabled

Document Type

Panel Presentation

Keywords

Families, Caretakers, Disabled

Biography

My name is Alanna Morgan. I triple major and will have degrees in Sociology, Anthropology, and English. My interests lie in family dynamics as well as various subcultures that can be found in the United States. I will be going on to get a dual Masters in Humanities and Sociology with a focus on Anthropology. My goal in life is to travel and work for a non-profit organization. I love to help people and I want to make a difference in the world.

Major

Sociology/Anthropology

Advisor for this project

Marty Laubach/Brian Hoey

Start Date

21-4-2017 3:00 PM

End Date

21-4-2017 4:15 PM

Abstract

In our society, perfection is strived for and disability is stigmatized. With this societal expectation comes many stressors and emotional factors that must be faced. Much research has been done on what disabled individuals face, however, not much has been conducted on what the individuals who take care of the disabled face. The purpose of this project is to give insight into what these caregivers face on a daily basis and to examine what kinds of stressors they encounter. This project will also focus attention on family members who have had to transition the role to caretaker. Each category of caregiver faces different stressors and each of these categories will be examined, compared, and contrasted. Lastly, this project will examine the project in both a Sociological and Anthropological light and examine the difference.

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Families and Caretakers of the Disabled

In our society, perfection is strived for and disability is stigmatized. With this societal expectation comes many stressors and emotional factors that must be faced. Much research has been done on what disabled individuals face, however, not much has been conducted on what the individuals who take care of the disabled face. The purpose of this project is to give insight into what these caregivers face on a daily basis and to examine what kinds of stressors they encounter. This project will also focus attention on family members who have had to transition the role to caretaker. Each category of caregiver faces different stressors and each of these categories will be examined, compared, and contrasted. Lastly, this project will examine the project in both a Sociological and Anthropological light and examine the difference.