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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/576812
Title:
Exploring the experiences of young people nursed on adult wards
Authors:
Dean, Linda; Black, Sharon
Abstract:
This paper reports on a study of experiences of young people aged 14 to 18 years who were nursed on acute adult hospital wards in NHS hospitals in England. In spite of British government guidelines, young people from 14 years of age continue to be admitted to adult wards in the UK. Although much has been written about the transition of the young person to adult services, there is little research about the experiences of young people who are nursed on adult wards. Hermeneutic phenomenology was used to explore the lived experiences of eight young people who had been nursed on adult wards between 2004 and 2010. Data were collected in 2010. In-depth interviews were recorded, transcribed and analysed using Colaizzi's framework ( Colaizzi, 1978 ). Themes explored included expectations of what the experience may be like, young people's first impressions of the ward environment, the feelings of the young person while in hospital, the attitudes of people towards them including, both staff and other patients, and future admissions and how they would cope with readmissions. Better provision needs to be made for young people including appropriately trained staff, adolescent-friendly environments and areas in adult wards that are dedicated to adolescents.
Citation:
Dean, L. and Black, S., (2015) 'Exploring the experiences of young people nursed on adult wards' British Journal of Nursing. 24 (4) pp 229-36
Publisher:
Mark Allen Healthcare
Journal:
British Journal of Nursing
Issue Date:
Feb-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/576812
DOI:
http://dx.doi.org/10.12968/bjon.2015.24.4.229
Additional Links:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25723268; http://www.magonlinelibrary.com/doi/abs/10.12968/bjon.2015.24.4.229
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Appears in Collections:
IHR Institute for Health Research

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorDean, Lindaen
dc.contributor.authorBlack, Sharonen
dc.date.accessioned2015-09-04T08:37:51Zen
dc.date.available2015-09-04T08:37:51Zen
dc.date.issued2015-02en
dc.identifier.citationDean, L. and Black, S., (2015) 'Exploring the experiences of young people nursed on adult wards' British Journal of Nursing. 24 (4) pp 229-36en
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.12968/bjon.2015.24.4.229en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/576812en
dc.description.abstractThis paper reports on a study of experiences of young people aged 14 to 18 years who were nursed on acute adult hospital wards in NHS hospitals in England. In spite of British government guidelines, young people from 14 years of age continue to be admitted to adult wards in the UK. Although much has been written about the transition of the young person to adult services, there is little research about the experiences of young people who are nursed on adult wards. Hermeneutic phenomenology was used to explore the lived experiences of eight young people who had been nursed on adult wards between 2004 and 2010. Data were collected in 2010. In-depth interviews were recorded, transcribed and analysed using Colaizzi's framework ( Colaizzi, 1978 ). Themes explored included expectations of what the experience may be like, young people's first impressions of the ward environment, the feelings of the young person while in hospital, the attitudes of people towards them including, both staff and other patients, and future admissions and how they would cope with readmissions. Better provision needs to be made for young people including appropriately trained staff, adolescent-friendly environments and areas in adult wards that are dedicated to adolescents.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherMark Allen Healthcareen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25723268en
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.magonlinelibrary.com/doi/abs/10.12968/bjon.2015.24.4.229en
dc.subjectadult wardsen
dc.subjectphenomenologyen
dc.subjectyoung peopleen
dc.titleExploring the experiences of young people nursed on adult wardsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalBritish Journal of Nursingen
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