A Phenomenological (Hermeneutic) Approach to Understand Issues Faced by Families With Disabled Children

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Running Head: Research Proposal A Phenomenological (Hermeneutic) Approach Research Proposal A Phenomenological (Hermeneutic) Approach Introduction The literature has highlighted the issues faced by the parents of special children in a detailed manner. Children having intellectual and physical disabilities pose great challenges to the family members as well as to the parents (Lawton, and Roberts, 2001, p. 308). Previous literature is an important reflection to study the challenges posed. Even if families have a single child having abnormalities, great levels of difficulties are faced by the families. If the literature is studied in detail, it will be seen that such studies have conflicting and contrasting findings. Most of the studies have reported increased stress and depression within the families having children with mental and physical disabilities (Lee, Lopata, Volker, Thomeer, Nida, Toomey, Chow, and Smerbeck, 2009, p. 228). While there is a set of studies that argue that no difference can be seen between the families, having disables families and the ones having normal children. In these cases it needs to be mentioned that greater number of studies have reported that higher levels of stress is found in the families having severely disabled children as compared to those families who have healthy normal children. In these cases, an important fact that needs to be mentioned here is that great roles are played by positive family relationships. Lesser stress is found

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