The objectives were addressed by gathering and analysing quantitative and qualitative data and the use of theoretical perspectives: Roy′s nursing theory of adaptation (to study the men as individuals) and a sociological perspective, including Deviance Theory, to examine the men as a group. Although the study concentrated on District Nursing practise, it demonstrates universal methods of nursing practise relevant to all community nurses.
Research Design, Method and Pilot Study.
Results: Part One.
Results: Part Two.
Results: Evaluation of the Health Professionals.
Evaluation: The Expert Panel and Expert Witness.
Analysis: The Men as Individuals.
Analysis: The Residents as a Group.
Discussion and Recommendations.
Appendix I – Fieldwork Pack.
Appendix II – Sample Letters.