‘Police Custody Nursing: Ethical, Social, Policy and Professional Challenges’

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Interview Respondents Needed for Research Project:

‘Police Custody Nursing: Ethical, Social, Policy and Professional Challenges’

Nurses are needed for an exciting and ambitious research project investigating the work of healthcare professionals in the police custody environment. Funded by the Wellcome Trust, and working with the United Kingdom Association of Forensic Nurses (UKAFN), Dr Gethin Rees (Newcastle University) is conducting a pilot study exploring all aspects of the everyday work of nurses in the custody environment: from the mundane to the exciting to the downright dreadful, in order to get a sense of what you do and the challenges you face in everyday practice. With this information, Dr Rees will develop a more detailed and specific research project, with the aim of highlighting and addressing some of the key challenges in custody nursing.


What’s involved?

If you agree to take part in the pilot study, Dr Rees will interview you at a place of your choosing. The interview will last between an hour and a half and two hours and will include questions relating to your professional background, training and everyday work, amongst others. In accordance with the British Sociological Association’s ethical practice guidance (available at https://www.britsoc.co.uk/equality-diversity/statement-of-ethical-practice/), all interviews will be anonymous and pseudonyms will be used in follow-up publications. While there are no direct benefits at the pilot stage, having the opportunity to reflect upon your work with someone not directly involved can have its own benefits, and you will have the satisfaction of shaping a project that aims to help nurses and other healthcare professionals working in the custody environment in future.


How do I get involved?

If you would like to be part of the pilot project or would like to know more, please e-mail Dr Gethin Rees at gethin.rees@ncl.ac.uk.  More information about Dr Rees and his past research can be found at: