In February 2012, Lancaster University agreed to fund Dr Laura Machin to research aspects of medical self-discharge. Exploring how people make sense and understand medical self-discharge is important, especially given the number of people who discharge themselves each year in the UK. Medical self-discharge can incorporate a range of activities, from patients discharging themselves from hospital despite healthcare professional advising against this, to people checked-in at A&E departments and leaving without being seen by a healthcare professional.
Please contact Dr Laura Machin: firstname.lastname@example.org | 01524 594 973
The project is funded until July 2014.
In February 2013, ethics approval was granted from Lancaster NHS Research Ethics Committee.
Approvals from the relevant hospital Research and Development offices have been granted.