Ethnography 1: revisioning teenage pregnancy using participant observation: Life in the happy hut

Gabrielle Brand, Paul Morrison

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A social ecological model of health (Bronfenbrenner, 1979) recognises the dynamic exchange between young people and their environment including the impact wider social, cultural, and physical environments have on people’s health and well-being. Community health-care researchers often aim to understand people within their social worlds and use this understanding to improve health outcomes for individuals and communities. However, identifying and describing the intangible elements that support well-being is relatively unexplored in health-and social-care literature, especially how these are articulated in community health services:Publicly shared storylines about the conditions, context, and relationships that create well-being are still relatively undeveloped, with little focus on creating contexts and relationships in which all people can grow and flourish. Perhaps communities need more robust or ‘thick’ storylines about this topic, access to alternative storylines, and to create safe spaces for other voices in public dialogue (Eckersley, Wierenga, & Wyn, 2006, p. 35).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationQualitative Research Methods in Consumer Psychology
Subtitle of host publicationEthnography and Culture
EditorsPaul M.W. Hackett
Place of PublicationNew York
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781315776378
ISBN (Print)9781138023499
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes

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