Elizabeth Whitehead

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This paper reports on a study of secluded female patients in a special hospital. A random selection of seclusions occurring within one week of initiation were chosen and data were collected by a structured interview, involving nurses who had made the decision to initiate the seclusion. The interview schedule contained 18 items and the analysis utilized chi(More)
This paper describes research into perceptions of teenage pregnancy at two different demographical locations in the UK. Ninety-five semi-structured interviews were conducted on a teenage pregnant population and a non-pregnant teenage population. Thematic analysis revealed three levels of influence causing social pressures on the teenage pregnancy and were(More)
Young people leaving schools and sixth-form colleges have the opportunity to choose a career path from an increasing number of courses in colleges of further and higher education. Nursing studies are now competing with a range of health-related disciplines such as health studies, psychology and complementary therapy. Compared with nursing studies, many of(More)
OBJECTIVES (1) to identify the number of teenage pregnant women who also have mothers who became pregnant when they were in their teenage years and (2) to explore the importance of this intergenerational experience on the teenagers themselves, their significant family, friends and society as a whole. DESIGN semi-structured interviews with the subjects(More)
AIM To explore experiences of stigma in people with inflammatory bowel disease. BACKGROUND Diarrhoea, urgency and incontinence are common symptoms in inflammatory bowel disease. Social rules stipulate full control of bodily functions in adulthood: poor control may lead to stigmatization, affecting patients' adjustment to disease. Disease-related stigma is(More)
The aim of this paper is to report a study exploring aspects of teenage pregnant women relationships with the fathers of their unborn children within the context of two contrasting demographic areas of the UK. The perceptions of teenage pregnant women on how they view their relationship with the fathers of their unborn babies has not been fully(More)
The use of special observations in psychiatric practice may be employed as an alternative to more restrictive methods such as the use of seclusion and restraint. From the literature, special observations are used for a complex array of signs and symptoms (and risk behaviours) which include suicidal intent, self-injurious behaviour, hallucinatory(More)
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