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An exploratory investigation into women's experiences in a mixed sex psychiatric admission unit

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Cleary, M and Warren, R, An exploratory investigation into women's experiences in a mixed sex psychiatric admission unit, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 7, (1) pp. 33-40. ISSN 1324-3780 (1998) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2001 Australian College of Mental Health Nurses Inc.

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Abstract

In recent years, expressions of concern about the safety of women in mixed sex wards have been noted. The purpose of this exploratory study was to give hospitalized women with a diagnosis of mental illness the opportunity to describe their experiences in mixed sex wards. A qualitative study, using focus groups, was conducted. The three major themes that emerged from the study were: (i) environment; (ii) gender; and (iii) vulnerability. The study incorporated a feminist and phenomenological perspective. In essence, the study found that although some women had experienced problems with safety, they indicated they would prefer mixed sex to single sex wards.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:mental health nursing, women
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Public Health and Health Services
Research Field:Mental Health
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health)
Objective Field:Mental Health
Author:Cleary, M (Professor Michelle Cleary)
ID Code:108478
Year Published:1998
Deposited By:Health Sciences
Deposited On:2016-04-19
Last Modified:2016-08-04
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