Friends and family : regulation and relationships on the locked ward

Fish, Rebecca Mary (2016) Friends and family : regulation and relationships on the locked ward. Disability and Society, 31 (10). pp. 1385-1402. ISSN 0968-7599

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This ethnographic project explored the lives of women with learning disabilities on three locked wards. Aspects of these women’s lives were regulated by the service; in particular, relationships with family outside the unit, and peer relationships inside the unit. The women in this study valued these relationships, but they were treated with ambivalence by the service. Success in future community integration and accessing community resources can be dependent on the nature and quality of relationships with others, and therefore services should acknowledge that service-users need to forge relationships of their own choosing.

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Disability and Society
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This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Disability and Society on 16/12/2016, available online:
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