O outro lado: irmãos de pessoas com deficiência

Translated title of the contribution: The other side: siblings of people with disabilities

Sara Barbosa, Filomena Ponte

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In this study, it was our intention to analyze and understand the fraternal relationship between healthy siblings and siblings with disabilities, responding to
questions such as: What changes in the family life cycle? What implications did they have for the development of a healthy sibling's life? Will a healthy sibling have quality of life? Can a healthy brother at some point have been harmed or neglected by the family system and other systems that surround him (e.g., society, school, associations)? Will it make sense for the foundation of an association of support not only to families but specifically to sibling caregivers? After comparing the collected data, we conclude that the quality of life of healthy siblings is proportionally affected by their brother's disability.
Translated title of the contributionThe other side: siblings of people with disabilities
Original languagePortuguese
Number of pages5
JournalRevista de Estudios e Investigación en Psicología y Educación
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 17 Dec 2017


  • Disability
  • Family relationships
  • Brotherly relation
  • Quality of life


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