Persönliche Assistenz Snippets

Empowerment und Persönliche Assistenz (3)


Theresa Esterer : Nähe und Distanz in der Persönlichen Assistenz“, Diplomarbeit, Universität Wien, 2012,


“Damit ist die Ambivalenz der Ansprüche umrissen, die an die Assistenten gestellt werden: Zum Einen steht er vor der Schwierigkeit, sich als Person mit eigenen Bedürfnissen und Handlungsweisen zurückzunehmen, zum Anderen kann er, um authentisch in einem längeren Arbeitsverhältnis bleiben zu können, seine Persönlichkeit nicht vollständig ignorieren (Rehfeld 2001, S. 58f.). Dieser Widerspruch verlangt Reflexion, sowohl innerhalb der Arbeitgeber-Arbeitnehmer-Beziehung wie auch auf Seiten des Assistenten, beispielsweise in
Supervision. Inwieweit das bloße Ersetzen von „Armen und Beinen“ tatsächlich den Ansprüchen der Arbeitgeber genügt, ist eine Frage, die die vorliegende Arbeit mittels empirischer Daten beleuchtet.”

Beispiel eines Leitbilds über PA: Selbsthilfe Körperbehinderter Göttingen e.V.

Info bei Ver.di: Behindertenhilfe: Persönliche Assistenz


Projekt an der Norwich Medical School:

Personal assistance relationships and disabled people: a qualitative study of emotions, ethics and power

“Supporting training: the idea of training was controversial in this study, but some respondents, particularly personal assistants, would have welcomed some training on their role. Several respondents, both employers and workers, identified training in the social model of disability as a useful foundation for good personal assistance. The role of personal assistants as helping to overcome disabling barriers.”

Empowerment and personal assistance – resistance, consumer choice, partnership or discipline? Inge Storgaard Bonfils , Ole Petter Askheim, 2014

“We distinguish between empowerment as a form of resistance, as a form of consumer choice, as co-productions and as a liberal strategy of dominance in the modern society. The analysis indicates how the different notions of empowerment run alongside each other in the development of the PA arrangement in the Scandinavian countries and that the different perspectives will have different consequences when PA is to be analysed as a tool of liberation for disabled people.”

“Askheim (2012) distinguishes between five approaches to empowerment: empowerment as resistance (counter-power), empowerment as part of a market-logic, empowerment from a therapeutic approach, empowerment as individual self-realization and finally empowerment in the light of Foucault’s concept of governmentality.”

Kursangebot der University of East Anglia zum Thema: The Role of Personal Assistants in Disability Support

Samuel R. Bagenstos: Disability Rights and Labor: Is This Conflict Really Necessary? 2016.

In this Essay, I hope to have shed light on an interesting and important conflict between the disability rights and labor movements. Disability rights activists fought long and hard to obtain freedom from institutionalization, and independent living in the community. Robust protections for the workers who provide personal-assistance services understandably may seem to threaten the availability of those services and the key principle of consumer control. But disability rights activists should nonetheless work to accommodate the legitimate interests of those workers. The success of the independent-living project may depend on it.

Trouble in direct payment personal assistance relationships, 
Tom Porter, Tom Shakespeare, Andrea Stockl, 2021

Personal assistance relationships are complex and need support, study finds Peer-Reviewed Publication (2017), Universtiy of East Anglia



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