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Education as an exit strategy for community mental health nurses: a thematic analysis of narratives
A study of the narratives of community mental health nurses, with an emphasis on education and training, identified education as offering a 'stepping stone' out of a profession that struggles for recognition and status. ...
Soft authority: ecologies of infection management in the working lives of modern matrons and infection control staff.
This paper discusses the role of modern matrons and their work in the reduction of health care acquired infections. Based on in-depth interviews with 10 matrons in a health care trust in the UK Midlands region, we explore ...
The habitus of hygiene: Discourses of cleanliness and infection control in nursing work
This paper reports upon a qualitative interview study of 22 matrons, infection control staff and operating theatre staff who were questioned about their working lives and the role they played in the control of healthcare ...
Professional identity in community mental health nursing: A thematic analysis
The study aimed to explore how community mental health nurses (CMHNs) UK perceived their working lives. This was subdivided into questions related to: How do nurses perceive their professional status in terms of public ...
Health communication and adolescents: What do their emails tell us?
(Oxford University Press, 2008)
Background. It is widely known that barriers exist in communication between adolescents and health professionals. However, little is known about the actual language used by young people articulating such difficulties and ...