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Title: The Nature and Efficacy of Coping Mechanisms Employed by Persons Living with Disabilities Induced by Road Traffic Accidents in Zimbabwe: The Case of St Giles Rehabilitation Centre, Harare
Authors: Mwapaura, Kudzai
Chikoko, Witness
Keywords: coping mechanisms, disabilities, road traffic accident, injury, social model, Zimbabwe
Issue Date: 2021
Publisher: AfriFuture Research Bulletin
Abstract: This paper sought to analyse the coping mechanisms employed by persons with disabilities caused by road traffic accidents in Zimbabwe. The study was informed by data collected using qualitative methodology. Data were collected through in-depth interviews and focus group discussion with persons with disabilities and key informants at the St Giles Rehabilitation Centre. This was complemented by qualitative documentary analysis. The research findings showed that persons with disabilities are coming up with several alternate coping strategies to deal with socioeconomic challenges that they face. These include receiving medical treatments, receiving rehabilitation, getting external support, modifying their place of residence, and working as well as trusting in God. Utilising the social model conceptual framework, this paper argues that barriers against persons with disabilities induced by road accidents should be removed for them to realise their potential and live inclusive lives free of discrimination and prejudice.
URI: http://localhost:8080/xmlui/handle/123456789/18
ISSN: 2788-8924
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