The Process of Handicapping Families of Children with Disability: A Cross-Cultural Comparison of American and Canadian Populations

  • M. Mardiros
Conference paper
Part of the Health Systems Research book series (HEALTH)


An increasing number of infants who experience distress during or shortly after birth are now surviving because of developments in technology. Although such children no longer die within the first few days of life, as used to be the case, the long term future of many is still uncertain as diagnosing all but the obvious problems is difficult in an infant. Many of these infants will not experience future physical or mental problems. However, many infants are discharged from hospital as normal and healthy babies only to subsequently be diagnosed as severely handicapped.


Medical Expense Healthy Baby Delivery Room Canadian Family Handicap Process 
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© Springer-Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Mardiros
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  1. 1.School of NursingUniversity of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada

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