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An Investigation into the Experience of Having Multiple Readmissions to Psychiatric Hospital

Bolton, Everton (2006) An Investigation into the Experience of Having Multiple Readmissions to Psychiatric Hospital. In: Narrative, Memory & Knowledge: Representations, Aesthetics, Contexts. University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, pp. 165-172.

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      Abstract

      This paper is drawn from a wider project focusing on the stories of psychiatric
      patients elicited from collective case studies. The stories are biographically
      constructed from the patients’ narratives of their experience of the ‘revolving
      door’ phenomenon. This is a phrase often used in psychiatric discourse to refer
      to multiple readmissions to psychiatric hospital. Given that the quest for
      meaning in the social world is firmly embedded within its various institutional
      structures (and that these structures influence the resulting stories), there is a
      conceptual concern regarding the potential identities embodied in each patient
      and how they are interpreted and accommodated by the social environment.

      Item Type: Book Chapter
      Additional Information: Copyright for chapters remain with individual authors at all times and permission should be sought from the author for any reproduction other than for personal use.
      Subjects: R Medicine > RZ Other systems of medicine
      B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
      Schools: School of Human and Health Sciences > Narrative and Memory Research Group > Narrative and Memory Research Group Annual Conference
      School of Human and Health Sciences
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      Depositing User: Cherry Edmunds
      Date Deposited: 02 Jul 2009 10:14
      Last Modified: 30 Jul 2010 14:11
      URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/4914

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