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dc.contributor.authorMoyle, Wendyen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T09:44:07Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T09:44:07Z
dc.date.issued2002en_US
dc.date.modified2007-03-14T21:42:43Z
dc.identifier.issn03092402en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1046/j.1365-2648.2002.02273.xen_AU
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.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherBlackwell Scienceen_US
dc.publisher.placeUKen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.blackwell-synergy.com/doi/full/10.1046/j.1365-2648.2002.02273.xen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom266en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto273en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue3en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Advanced Nursingen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume39en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode321105en_US
dc.titleUnstructured interviews: challenges when participants have a major depressive illnessen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Health, School of Nursing and Midwiferyen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2002 Blackwell Publishing. The definitive version is available at [www.blackwell-synergy.com.]en_AU
gro.date.issued2002
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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