IE for People Perceived to Have Cognitive Weaknesses or Psychological Challenges

Tuesday, 17 July 2018: 08:30-10:20
TG06 Institutional Ethnography (host committee)

Language: French and English

People with cognitive weaknesses related to mental illness, dementia, traumatic brain injuries, and delayed cognitive development represents some special challenges for the IE. How to get a valid understanding of their life-world when they have difficulties expressing themselves, narratives, memory, the conception of the context and their relation to institutions and social services? The discussion focus on doing IE for these and similar vulnerable groups which are for some reasons regarded as being unable to take care of their own situation. Papers on methodological issues as well as substantial results from empirical research on relations, institutional structures and discourses are most welcome.
Session Organizer:
Kjeld HOGSBRO, Aalborg University, Department of Sociology and Social Work, Denmark
Kjeld HOGSBRO, Aalborg University, Department of Sociology and Social Work, Denmark
Oral Presentations
Ruling Trans Health: Mapping How Clinical Documents Coordinate the Assessment Process for Transition-Related Medicine
Kinnon MACKINNON, University of Toronto, Canada; Daniel GRACE, University of Toronto, Canada
“S/He Is Sick”: The Discourse of Dementia and Its Influences on Daily Care Practices
Li-Fang LIANG, Institute of Health and Welfare Policy, National Yang-Ming University, Taiwan
Managing “Pupil's Cases”? an Ethnography of Professional and Institutional Tensions in a French High School
Lila LE TRIVIDIC HARRACHE, University of Rennes 1 - Arènes - EHESP, France
Distributed Papers