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dc.contributor.authorMoyle, W
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T12:41:46Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T12:41:46Z
dc.date.issued2002
dc.date.modified2007-03-14T21:42:43Z
dc.identifier.issn0309-2402
dc.identifier.doi10.1046/j.1365-2648.2002.02273.x
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/6900
dc.description.abstractBackground. There is debate about undertaking sensitive research with vulnerable populations. Primarily, the literature has focused on informed consent, confidentiality and the principle of beneficence, with little discussion about data collection methods. Aim. This paper discusses the challenges of conducting unstructured interviews when participants have a major depressive illness. Issues arose during a phenomenological study that explored the meaning of being nurtured with seven people who were hospitalized for depression. Findings. The depressive illness and treatment were found to impact on participants' articulation and recalling of their experience, and raised ethical concerns about their informed consent. Personal engagement with participants raised the ethical issue of research vs. therapy. Furthermore, participants being in a hospital complicated the necessity for privacy. The methodological issue of bracketing of assumptions was deemed to be important to 'see' the phenomenological relevance of patients' experiences. Conclusion. Knowledge and experience are required when conducting unstructured interviews. Debates about the challenges of unstructured interviewing needs to be highlighted in research texts to assist novice researchers. Support from an experienced research mentor would assist novice interviewers through the interview process and provide post-interview debriefing.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherBlackwell Science
dc.publisher.placeUK
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.blackwell-synergy.com/doi/full/10.1046/j.1365-2648.2002.02273.x
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom266
dc.relation.ispartofpageto273
dc.relation.ispartofissue3
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Advanced Nursing
dc.relation.ispartofvolume39
dc.subject.fieldofresearchNursing
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1110
dc.titleUnstructured interviews: challenges when participants have a major depressive illness
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyGriffith Health, School of Nursing and Midwifery
gro.rights.copyright© 2002 Blackwell Publishing. The definitive version is available at [www.blackwell-synergy.com.]
gro.date.issued2002
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorMoyle, Wendy


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