This 3rd edition of the BJRHS contains research from two methodological perspectives: narrative inquiry and comprehensive, sometimes called systematic, review methodology; and one essay on the cultural construction of body image. Kristina Usaite and Dr Josh Cameron describe how narrative data analysis is used in a study about promoting young people’s resilience through enjoyable structured activities. […]
How does exercise affect people who experience extreme states of mind and what impact might this have on mental health nursing practice?
Introduction People whose experiences are classified by the medical model as schizophrenia, bipolar affective disorder or psychosis, die 16-25 years sooner on average than people with no mental health diagnosis (Department of Health (DH) 2011b). It is three times more probable they will suffer premature death (DH 2011c), with increased risk of several physical illnesses, […]
What causes inappropriate or avoidable use of urgent and emergency care services, and how far can the ambulance service reduce this through admission avoidance?
Introduction There are currently unprecedented levels of demand on urgent and emergency care throughout the UK (University of Sheffield Medical Care Research Unit 2010; Agarwal et al, 2011; NHS England 2013), with ED attendances and ambulance call outs increasing consistently every year (Nelson 2011; Newton et al, 2013). Accident and Emergency (A&E) departments are regularly […]