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‘Behind this wall’ – Experiences of seclusion on locked wards for women

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‘Behind this wall’ – Experiences of seclusion on locked wards for women. / Fish, Rebecca Mary.

In: Scandinavian Journal of Disability Research, Vol. 20, No. 1, 01.02.2018, p. 139-151.

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Fish, RM 2018, '‘Behind this wall’ – Experiences of seclusion on locked wards for women', Scandinavian Journal of Disability Research, vol. 20, no. 1, pp. 139-151. https://doi.org/10.16993/sjdr.59

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Fish, Rebecca Mary. / ‘Behind this wall’ – Experiences of seclusion on locked wards for women. In: Scandinavian Journal of Disability Research. 2018 ; Vol. 20, No. 1. pp. 139-151.

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