Mental Health Service Users in Research

Critical Sociological Perspectives


Author: Patsy Staddon

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1447307348

Category: Social Science

Page: 200

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In examining how our identity shapes the knowledge we produce, Mental health service users in research considers ways of 'doing research' which bring multiple understandings together effectively, and explains the sociological use of autobiography and its relevance.

Handbook of Service User Involvement in Mental Health Research


Author: Jan Wallcraft,Beate Schrank,Michaela Amering

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470743140

Category: Medical

Page: 280

View: 6194

Service user involvement in mental health research poses specific challenges for both researchers and service users. The book describes the relevant background and principles underlying the concept of service user involvement in mental health research, providing relevant practical advice on how to engage with service users and how to build and maintain research collaboration on a professional level. It highlights common practical problems in service user involvement, based on experience from various countries with different social policies and suggests ways to avoid pitfalls and common difficulties. The book helps researchers decide which level of service user involvement will be adequate for their research activities and what will be feasible in view of the practicalities involved. It is also ideal for service users who are interested in becoming involved in research, providing relevant background information on the possibilities of involvement in professional research.

Involving Service Users in Health and Social Care Research


Author: Lesley Lowes,Ian Hulatt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134279752

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 214

View: 1422

Service user involvement in research can range from the extremes of being the subject, to being the initiator or investigator, of a research study. The activity of the professional researcher can also range from being the person undertaking the research, to being a partner with, or mentor to, service users. This broad scope of levels of involvement is reflected in the contributions in this book, both in the research experiences reported and in the writing of the chapters themselves. With contributions coming from a range of service areas including learning disabilities, cancer care, older people and mental illness, chapters look at important research issues such as: strategies for working in true partnership avoiding ‘tokenism’ involving service users at all stages of the research process communication and terminology involving service users of different ages and experience training needs of professionals and service users problems surrounding ‘payment’ for service users other ethical and practical issues. This book is invaluable reading for researchers in health and social care from academic, professional and service user backgrounds.

Mental Health, Service User Involvement and Recovery


Author: Jenny Weinstein

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1843106884

Category: Medical

Page: 224

View: 7097

Written cooperatively by service users and academics, this book conveys a vital connection between recovery and involvement, offering a framework of values and helpful strategies to promote meaningful user participation.

Hearing (Our) Voices

Involving Service Users in Mental Health Research


Author: Barbara Schneider

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442698977

Category: Psychology

Page: 196

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Hearing (Our) Voices describes two innovative participatory action research projects - one on communication with medical professionals, the other on housing - carried out by a group of people diagnosed with schizophrenia under the guidance of Professor Barbara Schneider. Participants designed the research, conducted interviews and focus groups, participated in data analysis, and disseminated research results through a number of innovative strategies including theatre performances, a documentary film, a graphic novel, and a travelling exhibit. Emerging from these projects is the central and significant finding that people diagnosed with schizophrenia are caught between their dependence on care and their longing for independent lives. The research presented in Hearing (Our) Voices points to a way to resolve this paradox and transform lives through the inclusion of people diagnosed with schizophrenia in research, in decision-making about their own treatment and housing, and in public discourse about schizophrenia.

Qualitative Research Methods in Mental Health and Psychotherapy

A Guide for Students and Practitioners


Author: David Harper,Andrew R. Thompson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118077628

Category: Psychology

Page: 272

View: 9913

This book provides a user-friendly introduction to the qualitative methods most commonly used in the mental health and psychotherapy arena. Chapters are written by leading researchers and the editors are experienced qualitative researchers, clinical trainers, and mental health practitioners Provides chapter-by-chapter guidance on conducting a qualitative study from across a range of approaches Offers guidance on how to review and appraise existing qualitative literature, how to choose the most appropriate method, and how to consider ethical issues Demonstrates how specific methods have been applied to questions in mental health research Uses examples drawn from recent research, including research with service users, in mental health practice and in psychotherapy

Handbook of User Involvement in Nursing and Healthcare Research


Author: Elizabeth Morrow,Annette Boaz,Sally Brearley,Fiona Mary Ross

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444334727

Category: Medical

Page: 222

View: 374

This book fills an important niche in the market providing practical expert advice on the involvement of service users - patients, carers and the public - in nursing and healthcare research. An invaluable guide for anyone working or involved in nursing and healthcare research, this book provides a step-by-step guide to the principles and process of involvement, including understanding the rationale for involvement, designing involvement, working with service users, and evaluating what has been achieved. With illustrations, worked examples and tool sheets throughout, this evidence-based guide uses real life examples from recent research studies in health and social care research, thus relating theory to practice in a meaningful way. The Handbook of Service User Involvement in Nursing & Healthcare Research introduces a wide range of key issues, including: Why? Why should researchers involve service users? How? How can researchers and service users work together successfully and productively? Who? Who chooses to become involved in research? How are issues of representation and diversity addressed? When? At what stage should service users be involved in the research process?

Social Care, Service Users and User Involvement


Author: Peter Beresford,Sarah Carr

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1849050759

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

View: 2766

This book provides a definitive critical introduction to service user views and involvement. It addresses both the theoretical and practical issues of service user involvement, and includes initiatives on the impact and outcomes from involvement.

User Involvement and Participation in Social Care

Research Informing Practice


Author: Hazel Kemshall,Rosemary Littlechild

Publisher: Readers Digest

ISBN: 9781853027772

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 256

View: 4125

This text explores strategies for effectively involving users in the planning, delivery and evaluation of services. It discusses how the key concepts of empowerment, participation and user involvement in areas such as mental health are applied.

Issues in Social Psychology and Conflict Resolution: 2011 Edition


Author: N.A

Publisher: ScholarlyEditions

ISBN: 1464966397

Category: Psychology

Page: 433

View: 7835

Issues in Social Psychology and Conflict Resolution: 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Social Psychology and Conflict Resolution. The editors have built Issues in Social Psychology and Conflict Resolution: 2011 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Social Psychology and Conflict Resolution in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Social Psychology and Conflict Resolution: 2011 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at

Choosing Methods in Mental Health Research

Mental Health Research from Theory to Practice


Author: Mike Slade,Stefan Priebe

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135446695

Category: Psychology

Page: 320

View: 553

Choosing Methods in Mental Health Research develops a new framework for mental health research. It is concerned with how to choose the most appropriate mental health research method, not only to address a specific question, but to maximize the potential impact on shaping mental health care. Mike Slade and Stefan Priebe focus attention on the types of audience that the researcher is seeking to influence, the types of evidence each audience accepts as valid, and the relative strengths and limitations of each type of methodology. A range of research methodologies are described and critically appraised, and the use of evidence by different groups is discussed. This produces some important findings about the interplay between research production and consumption, and highlights directions for future mental health research theory and practice. The findings presented here will be relevant to mental health service users and professionals who use research evidence to inform decision-making. It will also prove an invaluable resource for students and researchers in the field of mental health.

Improving Mental Health Care

The Global Challenge


Author: Graham Thornicroft,Mirella Ruggeri,David Goldberg

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118338006

Category: Medical

Page: 464

View: 7028

Written by many of the world's leading practitioners in the delivery of mental health care, this book clearly presents the results of scientific research about care and treatment for people with mental illness in community settings. The book presents clear accounts of what is known, extensively referenced, with critical appraisals of the strength of the evidence and the robustness of the conclusions that can be drawn. Improving Mental Health Care adds to our knowledge of the challenge and the solutions and stands to make a significant contribution to global mental health.

Interdisciplinary Working in Mental Health


Author: Di Bailey

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137291222

Category: Medical

Page: 256

View: 1234

Presenting a model for interdisciplinary working, this book offers an overview of practice and policy across a range of mental health settings. It explores how to combine skills, theories and expertise from a range of disciplines in response to the diverse needs of service users, from children to older people, and those with complex needs.

Mental Health Social Work in Context


Author: Nick Gould

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135264627

Category: Medical

Page: 216

View: 7825

There has been a re-energising of interest in social work in mental health services in recent years and mental health is now a core part of all qualifying social work students’ training. Grounded in the social models of mental health particularly relevant to qualifying social workers, but also familiarising students with social aspects of medical perspectives, this core text helps to prepare students for practice and to develop their knowledge around: promoting the social inclusion of people with mental health problems the changing context of multidisciplinary mental health services an integrated evidence base for practice working with people with mental health problems across the life course. Mental Health Social Work in Context is an essential textbook for all social work students taking undergraduate and postgraduate qualifying degrees in social work, and will also be invaluable for practitioners undertaking post-qualifying awards in mental health social work.

The Ethics of Survivor Research

Guidelines for the Ethical Conduct of Research Carried Out by Mental Health Service Users and Survivors


Author: Alison Faulkner

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1861346417

Category: Political Science

Page: 48

View: 351

This guide is an accessible manual on ethical practice for research from the perspective of mental health service users and survivors. The guidelines are not intended as rules, but as helpful guidance on some of the difficult and important issues to be considered prior to a research project or research training programme. There are helpful hints and suggestions, as well as quotations and ideas reflecting the experience of people who were consulted for the development of the guidelines.FREE pdf version available online at

User Participation In Health And Social Care Research


Author: Nolan, Mike,Hanson, Elizabeth,Grant, Gordon

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335222056

Category: Medical

Page: 232

View: 9658

This is a timely book, given the increasing emphasis on user participation in both research and health and social service provision, that can be read in conjunction with a more general book on research..."David Hicks, Liverpool John Moores University, UK User participation in research is still in its relative infancy with many practical, ethical, moral, methodological and philosophical questions unanswered. This text gathers together an international set of authors to explore these issues and begin to forge some practical solutions to each of these concerns. The book includes contributions on the use and application of narrative approaches, intervention and evaluation research, methodological development and quality thresholds. It provides a practical framework for all groups wishing to undertake research based on the principles and values of user participation. The book is structured around ten original case studies which explore the use of participatory methods in practice with a variety of groups across diverse health, social care and community settings. These include older people, including those with dementia, people with learning disability, mental health service users and their carers, and children and young people. Unique and often groundbreaking studies from Australia, Sweden, the UK, and the USA are used to illustrate application of theory to research practice. In addition the text: Considers the issues, challenges and rewards of user participation research Draws on the actual experience of doing research and working with users Includes the voices and contributions of users in reporting research User Participation in Health and Social Care Research: Voices, Values and Evaluationis key reading for students, researchers, practitioners and users themselves wishing to undertake participative research involving service users.

Early Intervention in Psychiatry

EI of Nearly Everything for Better Mental Health


Author: Peter Byrne,Alan Rosen

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118387775

Category: Medical

Page: 432

View: 3169

Early intervention (EI) is the single most important advance in mental health care in recent decades, representing a key shift in both theoretical standpoint and service delivery. Early Intervention in Psychiatry clearly describes best practice for extending this approach to all psychiatric disorders. Beginning with the rationale for EI, it informs interventions in people from all age groups across the lifespan, from perinatal to old age. It addresses EI in specific settings, such as primary health care, community health, the general hospital, non-government agencies, and in social movements, and for specific disorders including depression and anxiety, alcohol and substance use, childhood disorders, psychoses, bipolar disorders, eating disorders and borderline personality disorders. Early Intervention in Psychiatry is an essential guide for all psychiatrists, general practitioners, family physicians and public health doctors. It is also a valuable resource for mental health professionals and primary care colleagues, including nurses, social workers, psychologists, occupational therapists, vocational rehabilitation specialists, peer and support workers and for mental health commissioners and policy-makers.

Knowledge in Mental Health

Reclaiming the Social


Author: Lydia Sapouna,Peter Herrmann

Publisher: Nova Publishers

ISBN: 9781594548123

Category: Medical

Page: 155

View: 8210

This book originates in the work of a Socrates European partnership on mental health promotion. The project involved partners from four European countries (the United Kingdom, Italy, Portugal and Ireland) and led to the development of a European Module on mental health promotion in each country, teaching exchanges and a series of conferences in the UK (2001), Ireland (2002) and Italy (2003). However, this book moves beyond the publication of conference proceedings to provide a broader debate on responses to mental distress that promote inclusion, citizenship (as expression of meaningful participation in the community) and a genuine alternative to institutional thinking and practices.

Textbook of Cultural Psychiatry


Author: Dinesh Bhugra,Kamaldeep Bhui

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139467727

Category: Medical

Page: N.A

View: 9834

Cultural psychiatry is concerned with understanding the impact of social and cultural differences and similarities on mental illness and its treatments. A person's cultural characteristics can often lead to misunderstandings, influenced by language, non-verbal styles, codes of etiquette and assumptions. There may also be perceived misconceptions and differences in beliefs and values. In order to provide appropriate, sensitive and acceptable services for different cultural groups, all service providers need to take these factors into account. Written by leading clinicians and academics from around the world, and integrating both practical and theoretical knowledge, the Textbook of Cultural Psychiatry provides a framework for the provision of mental healthcare in a multi-cultural/ multi-racial society and global economy. It will be essential reading for those providing mental healthcare, or who are involved in the organisation and management of services.

Voices of Experience

Narratives of Mental Health Survivors


Author: Thurstine Basset,Theo Stickley

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470970348

Category: Psychology

Page: 212

View: 3181

Voices of Experience contains a wide range of stories written by mental health survivors. The narratives illustrate how survivors have developed self-management techniques and strategies for living which, together, offer a guide to anybody struggling with 21st century life. Explores a wide variety of mental distress experiences, underpinned by many different explanations and beliefs Narrative has been central to the recovery approach and this book presents stories of recovery as well as an appraisal of the concept Challenges simplistic explanations of recovery and offers a critical angle to our understanding of what it means to experience mental health problems Offers guidance for mental health workers and professionals within the context of current mental health policies in the UK