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Title: First Information Parents Receive After UNHS Detection of Their Baby's Hearing Loss
Authors: Matthijs, Liesbeth
Loots, Gerrit
Mouvet, Kimberley
Van Herreweghe, Mieke
HARDONK, Stefan
Van Hove, Geert
Van Puyvelde, Martine
Leigh, Greg
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: OXFORD UNIV PRESS
Citation: JOURNAL OF DEAF STUDIES AND DEAF EDUCATION, 17 (4), p. 387-401
Abstract: The first information parents receive after referral through Universal Newborn Hearing Screening (UNHS) has significant consequences for later care-related decisions they take and thus for the future of the child with a hearing loss. In this study, 11 interviews were conducted with a representative sample of Flemish service providers to discover (a) the content of the information provided to parents and (b) the service providers' assumptions and beliefs concerning deafness and care. To do this, we conducted an interpretative phenomenological analysis, followed by a discourse analysis. Results showed that parents receive diverse information, depending on the reference center to which they are referred. Moreover, all service providers used a medical discourse. We suggest that there is value to be gained from closer consideration of the nature of follow-up services provided in response to UNHS in Flanders and from auditing the professional preparation of service providers that are involved in providing information to parents.
Notes: [Matthijs, Liesbeth; Loots, Gerrit; Mouvet, Kimberley; Hardonk, Stefan; Van Puyvelde, Martine] Vrije Univ Brussel, Res Grp Interpersonal Discurs & Narrat Studies, Fac Psychol & Educ Sci, Brussels, Belgium. [Loots, Gerrit; Mouvet, Kimberley; Van Herreweghe, Mieke; Van Hove, Geert] Univ Ghent, Ghent, Belgium. [Hardonk, Stefan] Hasselt Univ, Hasselt, Belgium. [Leigh, Greg] Univ Newcastle, Callaghan, NSW 2308, Australia. lmatthij@vub.ac.be
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/14313
DOI: 10.1093/deafed/ens020
ISI #: 000309461700001
ISSN: 1081-4159
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validation: ecoom, 2013
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