Privacy and dignity of cancer patients: a qualitative study of patients privacy in UK National Health Service patient care settings.

@article{Woogara2005PrivacyAD,
  title={Privacy and dignity of cancer patients: a qualitative study of patients privacy in UK National Health Service patient care settings.},
  author={Jay Woogara},
  journal={Journal of cancer education : the official journal of the American Association for Cancer Education},
  year={2005},
  volume={20 2},
  pages={
          119-23
        }
}
BACKGROUND I undertook this research to determine the extent to which privacy and dignity of National Health Service (NHS) patients were respected by health practitioners. METHODS I used the principles of ethnography to undertake fieldwork observation of 3 wards within a general hospital to interpret the culture of the wards and its impact on the perception and behaviors of patients and staff. I used grounded theory and phenomenology to analyze the perceptions and experiences. RESULTS I… CONTINUE READING