Elizabeth M M Bernthal

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AIM The aim of the study was to explore how useful clinicians deployed to the Field Hospital in Afghanistan found using the four quadrant approach (4QA) as a tool to aid ethical decision-making. In addition, the study aimed to determine whether the 4QA needed to be amended to make it more effective in assisting the ethical decision-making process for(More)
INTRODUCTION Little empirical evidence exists to identify the impact that a partner's absence or presence has on the mother's decision-making and her consequential help-seeking behaviour when her child is unwell. METHODS This study used a qualitative design in three phases using focus groups and interviews to explore Army mothers' help-seeking behaviour(More)
AIMS To identify and explore features of ethical issues that senior clinicians faced as deployed medical directors (DMDs) to the British Field Hospital in Afghanistan as well as to determine the ethical training requirements for future deployments. METHOD A qualitative study in two phases conducted from November 2014 to June 2015. Phase 1 analysed 60(More)
Undertaking primary research with a sample of serving personnel and their families is exciting, but raises specific challenges that may not be apparent when undertaking research with a civilian population. This paper explores the issues to be considered when developing the design, obtaining ethical clearance, undertaking the literature review, recruitment,(More)
The British Armed Forces have always expected its nurses to provide the highest standards of care to its serving personnel. Such demands have not changed since Florence Nightingale formally established nurses working in military hospitals during the Crimean War. Although a formal uniformed military nursing service was not established until 1881, nurses had(More)
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