Warren, J., Holloway, I. and Smith, P., 2000. Fitting in: maintaining a sense of self during hospitalisation. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 37 (3), pp. 229-235.
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In this study the patients’ perspective of ‘fitting in’ was gained through participant observation and interviews. Eleven patients’ stories confirmed that while hospitalisation can alleviate the suffering caused by illness, it may cause distress. In order to minimise this threat to self patients adjust to hospital life. They are supported by family, friends and health professionals in interpreting the social rules of the ward by conforming to, circumventing and challenging them.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Patient experience, ward culture, rules, identity|
|Subjects:||Technology > Medicine and Health|
|Group:||School of Health and Social Care > Centre for Qualitative Research|
|Deposited By:||Mr Adam Field|
|Deposited On:||12 Oct 2007|
|Last Modified:||07 Mar 2013 14:44|
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