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Citation:  Feist, A. M., Saladin, S. P., & Hansmann, S. (2013). Working with Hispanic women who are deaf: Recommendations from the literature. American Annals of the Deaf, 157 (5), 450-457.
Title:  Working with Hispanic women who are deaf: Recommendations from the literature
Authors:  Feist, A. M., Saladin, S. P., & Hansmann, S.
Year:  2013
Journal/Publication:  American Annals of the Deaf
Publisher:  Gallaudet University Press
Full text:  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23505840   
Peer-reviewed?  Yes
NIDILRR-funded?  Not reported

Structured abstract:

Data collection and analysis:  The authors used social cognitive career theory, specifically the hermeneutics approach, to explore the last 20 years of literature for employment trends and issues relevant to Hispanic women who are deaf.
Findings:  The authors found a number of barriers to employment, including discrepancies based on gender, race/ethnicity, and severity of hearing loss.
Conclusions:  The authors conclude that there is a strong need for research that looks at the unique experiences and perspectives of Hispanic women who are deaf within vocational rehabilitation, as well as the use of social cognitive career theory related to career development and choices, and an increase in education and training for VR counselors to work with clients from minority backgrounds.

Disabilities served:  Deafness
Hearing impairment
Populations served:  Culturally diverse populations (e.g., African Americans, Native Americans, and non-English speaking populations)
Interventions:  Vocational rehabilitation