Article Text

Download PDFPDF

Concepts of compliance: Understandings and approaches
  1. John F Playle, MSc, BSc(Hons), Dip Counselling, RN, CPN Cert, RNT, Lecturer in Nursing
  1. Correspondence John F Playle, Lecturer in Nursing, School of Nursing Studies, The University of Manchester, Coupland III, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL, UK. Tel: 0161 275 7954 Fax: 0161 275 7566, Email: john.playle{at}


This paper will take a critical look at the concepts of compliance and non-compliance, both generally and in the specific context of contraceptive use.

  • health advice
  • ideology
  • compliance
  • contraception

Statistics from

Request Permissions

If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.