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|Title:||Severalls Hospital: Interviews for 'Madness in its Place', 1913-1997|
|Depositor:||Gittins, D., University of Essex. Department of Sociology|
Gittins, D., University of Essex. Department of Sociology
North East Essex Mental Health NHS Trust
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|This research is based on the life stories of patients and workers at a large psychiatric hospital in Essex and presents a social history of British psychiatric care in the twentieth century. The memories and narratives of patients and workers who lived, or were employed in Severalls Psychiatric Hospital provide a personal account of day-to-day life, contextualised both in relation to wider developments and issues in twentieth century mental health, and in relation to policies and changes in the hospital itself. Drawing upon both quantitative and qualitative material, the research deals with key areas such as gender divisions, power relations, patterns of admission and discharge, treatments, and the daily lives and routines of patients and nurses on the wards.
A booklet produced to mark the Hospital's closure in 1997 featuring many contemporary and historical photographs is included (images 1-28). In addition a number of detailed plans of the estate have also been digitized (images 29-36). The latter have been scanned at high resolution to allow detailed study.
This collection had previously existed in the UKDA catalogue as a virtual archive deposit.
Hospitals; hospital admissions; mental health; psychiatric treatment; medical treatment; doctors; nurses; patients; gender; everyday life; institutions; occupational life.
|Time period:||1913 - 1997|
|Dates of fieldwork:||1995 - 1997|
No spatial unit
Past and present Severalls' staff and patients
Cross-sectional (one-time) study
Purposive selection/case studies
|Number of units:||30; plus 56 image files|
|Method of data collection:||
Face-to-face interview; Compilation or synthesis of existing material
|ANXIETY DISORDERS||BEHAVIOURAL DISORDERS||CARE IN THE COMMUNITY|
|CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY||COGNITION DISORDERS||COLCHESTER|
|COMMUNITY HEALTH SERVICES||DEPRESSION||DRUG EFFECTS|
|DRUG SIDE-EFFECTS||DRUG THERAPY||DRUG-PSYCHOTHERAPY COMBINATION TREATMENT|
|DRUGS||EMOTIONAL DISTURBANCES||EMPLOYMENT HISTORY|
|HOSPITAL ADMINISTRATION||HOSPITAL SERVICES||HOSPITALIZATION|
|INSTITUTIONAL IDENTITY||INSTITUTIONS||INTELLECTUAL IMPAIRMENT|
|MEDICAL CARE||MEDICAL PRESCRIPTIONS||MENTAL DISORDERS|
|MENTAL HEALTH||MENTALLY DISABLED PERSONS||MENTALLY ILL|
|MENTALLY VULNERABLE PERSONS||NERVOUS BREAKDOWN||NEUROTIC DISORDERS|
|NURSES||OCCUPATIONAL LIFE||ORAL HISTORY|
|PSYCHOTHERAPY||SCHIZOPHRENIA||STATE HEALTH SERVICES|
|Date of release:|
|First edition:||06 October 2004|
|Latest edition:||26 June 2007 (2nd Edition)|
|Copyright:||Copyright D. Gittins|
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|Title||File Name||Size (KB)|
|Interview data list||q4890ulist1.pdf||12|
|Images data list||q4890ulist2.pdf||12|
|Study information and citation||UKDA_Study_4890_Information.htm||16|
By principal investigator(s):
Gittins, D. (1998) Madness in its place : narratives of Severalls Hospital, 1913-1997, London: Routledge. ISBN 0-415-16786-8.
Gittins, D. (1998) 'Silences : the case of a psychiatric hospital' IN M. Chamberlain and P. Thompson (eds.) Narrative and Genre, London: Routledge. ISBN 0-415-15198-8. pp. 46-62
Gittins, D. (1996) 'Keep it in the family' Health Service Journal (July) pp.24-27
Resulting from secondary analysis:
Porter, R. (Presenter) (2001, March 03) Madness in its place [Radio broadcast] London: BBC Radio 4