The role of peer support in identity (re)construction

Publikation: Bidrag til bog/antologi/rapportBidrag til bog/antologiForskning

Persons with acquired brain injury (ABI) describe that this facilitates change by propagating feelings of being understood. Research indicates that living with ABI can lead to social isolation and social stigma. Peer support groups represent a setting that may help an adult with ABI to overcome identity challenges. The research that directly addresses the benefits and effect of support groups in ABI population is sparse, although some studies have been carried out. Respondents also spontaneously express that they need help from a psychologist with regard to their ABI. Patrick describes that he is more foolish when he is together with his support group compared to traditional people, where he is more serious, whereby he positions himself as clearly different from others without ABI. Patrick constructs a strong disability identity in alignment with his engagement in the support group, which is likely to positively influence his identity (re)construction.
TitelIdentity (Re)constructions After Brain Injury : Personal and Family Identity
RedaktørerChalotte Glintborg
Antal sider45
Udgivelses stedLondon
ForlagTaylor & Francis
Publikationsdato10 maj 2019
ISBN (Elektronisk) 9781351183789
StatusUdgivet - 10 maj 2019

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