Face-to-Face With Disability and Poverty In Central America: Learning From Amputees About Social Support and Resilience

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Working as a program evaluator of a human services program in Central America, the author was confronted with her conceptions of disability, resilience, and social support. She presents three stories of amputees, each with a unique story of survival. As the stories unfold in this reflective discourse, lessons of acceptance and even forgiveness emerge as central themes.
Original languageAmerican English
JournalReflections: Narratives of Professional Helping
StatePublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Economics
  • Psychology

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