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Imprisoned women's concepts of health and illness: the implications for policy on patient and public involvement in healthcare.

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In the United Kingdom (UK), government policy urges involvement of patients in their care and in health-related research. Women prisoners have considerable health needs and constitute an important "patient" group. This study explores women prisoners' perceptions of health and illness to consider the extent to which they differed from those of lay people. Thirty-seven women participated in six focus groups across two prisons in England. They spoke about their views of health and what it was to...

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10.1057/jphp.2008.32

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Nuffield Department of Population Health
Sub department:
Population Health
Role:
Author
Journal:
Journal of public health policy
Volume:
29
Issue:
4
Pages:
424-439
Publication date:
2008-12-01
DOI:
EISSN:
1745-655X
ISSN:
0197-5897
Source identifiers:
133370
Language:
English
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pubs:133370
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uuid:0c6b735e-11ad-46b8-9586-342f4c721ff5
Local pid:
pubs:133370
Deposit date:
2012-12-19

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