J Haem Pract 2013; 1(1):J Haem Pract 2014; 1(1): 8-9. doi: 10.17225/jhp00004

Authors: Martin Bedford

Martin Bedford
Senior Lecturer (Nursing), Faculty of Health and Social Care
Canterbury Christ Church University, Canterbury, Kent CT1 1QU, UK.


Two articles in this launch issue of the journal explore the patient experience of haemophilia. To set the context, Martin Bedford explains the grounded theory method, and gives a brief overview of how and when it might be used in haemophilia research.


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The Journal of Haemophilia Practice is published by Haemnet.

Haemnet is a registered charity that brings together and gives a voice to haemophilia nurses, physiotherapists and allied health care professionals, providing forums for collaborative research, educational activities and support.