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Subject/Keyword
Canada
nursing
social justice
social exclusion
children
racism
poverty
Aboriginal peoples
rural
grandparents
parents
stigma
participation
community development
social inclusion
Type of item
Thesis
Degree grantor
University of Alberta
Author or creator
Yanicki,Sharon M
Supervisor and department
Kushner, Kaysi Eastlick (Nursing)
Examining committee member and department
Cohen, Benita (Nursing
Richter, Solina (Nursing)
Paul, Pauline (Nursing) - Chair
Reutter, Linda (Nursing)
Williamson, Deanna (Human Ecology)
Department
Faculty of Nursing
Specialization

Date accepted
2016-01-13T11:33:58Z
Graduation date
2016-06
Degree
Doctor of Philosophy
Degree level
Doctoral
Abstract
Social inclusion/exclusion (SI/SE) has been described as a social determinant of health and an urgent matter of social (in)justice. SI/SE involves dynamic relational processes and structures that enable or constrain participation in community life. Many low-income families report barriers to participation and experiences of exclusion, yet limited Canadian research has examined the SI/SE dialectic or the relational processes and conditions enabling participation and inclusion. Participation in the programs and activities of a community organization may help reduce barriers to participation and promote inclusion. SI/SE has largely been explored in urban contexts in Canada and rural research is needed. The purpose of this critical ethnographic study was to explore experiences of SI/SE among parents and grandparents with young children participating in the activities of a rural Family Centre in Alberta, Canada. Individual and group interviews were conducted with seventeen parents and grandparents, and individual interviews and one group interview were conducted with twelve key informants in leadership, staff, or volunteer roles. The relational processes and conditions supporting participation and SI/SE were explored. Three relational patterns (permanent strangers, newcomers, and boundary crossers) and transitions towards greater participation and inclusion were identified from parent and grandparent interviews. Insights into the meaning of participation and the key strategies of the Family Centre to promote participation and address SI/SE were identified from the perspectives of key informants. Challenges were identified for community-level efforts to address SI/SE. The implications for nursing and community development practice are described, and recommendations for future research are identified.
Language
English
DOI
doi:10.7939/R3T14V10Z
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This thesis is made available by the University of Alberta Libraries with permission of the copyright owner solely for the purpose of private, scholarly or scientific research. This thesis, or any portion thereof, may not otherwise be copied or reproduced without the written consent of the copyright owner, except to the extent permitted by Canadian copyright law.
Citation for previous publication
Yanicki, S. M., Kushner, K. E., & Reutter, L. (2015). Social Inclusion/Exclusion as matters of social (in)justice: A call for nursing action. Nursing Inquiry, 22(2), 121-133. doi:10.1111/nin.12076

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