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Title: Transition and adjustment : personal and societal influences on the identity of ex-military amputees
Author: Guilding, Jessica
ISNI:       0000 0004 6495 2502
Awarding Body: University of Hull
Current Institution: University of Hull
Date of Award: 2017
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This thesis is split into three parts; a systematic literature review, an empirical research paper and a set of appendices. Part one contains a systematic literature review of the factors which help or hinder military personnel adjusting to civilian life. Fifteen Articles published in the UK, USA and Canada were reviewed. The results are discussed in relation to one another and the psychological understanding of adjustment. The implications of the findings on clinical practice and future research are then discussed. Part two is a piece of original qualitative research exploring the experiences of ex-military amputees. It aims to consider the social and personal perspectives which influenced their adjustment and identity. Five individuals were interviewed and their transcripts were analysed using narrative analysis. The clinical implications of the findings and suggestions for future research are then discussed. Ways to build more positive societal perspectives of ex-military amputees are also considered. Part three contains a complete set of appendices, referenced throughout the previous two parts.
Supervisor: Alexander, Tim ; Kelly, Janet ; Wilson, Claire Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (D.Clin.Psy.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available
Keywords: Health sciences ; Social work ; Clinical psychology