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Care, control and the Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) ritual: Making sense of polarised patient narratives

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Despite evidence of short-term effectiveness of ECT (electroconvulsive therapy), both positive and negative patient reports are common. However, research examining these polarized accounts has not adequately elucidated why such divergences occur. We thus sought to examine opposing patient narratives to better understand underlying meanings. Eighteen interviews were conducted with UK-based people who had experienced the treatment. Our analysis revealed that the quality of relations with staff,...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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Accepted manuscript

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10.1177/1049732317701403

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Oxford, MSD, Primary Care Health Sciences
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Oxford, MSD, Psychiatry
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SAGE Publications Publisher's website
Journal:
Qualitative Health Research Journal website
Volume:
27
Issue:
11
Pages:
1675-1685
Publication date:
2017-04-05
Acceptance date:
2017-01-29
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1552-7557 and 1049-7323
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pubs:695449
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uri:0efb8016-71c1-4a60-83e3-cbea8aa06686
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uuid:0efb8016-71c1-4a60-83e3-cbea8aa06686
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