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Accessibility to elderly people with physical disabilities: socio-historical implications

Grant number: 14/09923-7
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): August 01, 2014
Effective date (End): January 31, 2015
Field of knowledge:Applied Social Sciences - Welfare Services - Applied Welfare Service
Principal Investigator:Josiani Julião Alves de Oliveira
Grantee:Marlu Barcaroli
Host Institution: Faculdade de Ciências Humanas e Sociais (FCHS). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Franca. Franca , SP, Brazil

Abstract

This research aims to analyze historic social factors and their relation to accessibility in its six dimensions to older people with physical disabilities. With aging and disability also expressions of the social question, the conditions of each individual will be analyzed along with his life story. The study is relevant because it is an emerging field by breaking paradigms aimed at better living conditions for the people. The methodological reference used to conduct investigative work in this study will be based on the qualitative paradigm, through oral history, by Thompson (1998), in view of selection of narratives. We will adopt the bibliographic, documental and exploratory research with quantitative and qualitative approaches in social and historical perspective to know how it is being handled, applied and discussed the issue of accessibility for elderly people with physical disabilities. Then, the field research will be constructed in public and private institutions to Long-Term Care for aged (LTC) and Center for the Elderly, with older people through semi-structured interviews formulated in categories, in order to know the history of these people and the current conditions of them. After completing the field research the data will be organized into thematic categories with the ultimate goal for discuss proposals that meet this demand in order to contribute on the debate about the need a change in society for the implementation of public policies to older people with disabilities..

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