Handbook of Service User Involvement in Mental Health Research

Handbook of Service User Involvement in Mental Health Research

Editor(s): Jan Wallcraft, Beate Schrank, Michaela Amering

Published Online: 16 MAR 2009

Print ISBN: 9780470997956

Online ISBN: 9780470743157

DOI: 10.1002/9780470743157

Series Editor(s): Helen Herrman

About this Book

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.

Table of contents

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    2. Chapter 4

      Values (pages 37–60)

      Bill (KWM) Fulford and Jan Wallcraft

    3. Chapter 5

      Roles (pages 61–72)

      Jasna Russo and Peter Stastny

    4. Chapter 7

      Purposes and Goals (pages 87–98)

      Larry Davidson, Priscilla Ridgway, Timothy Schmutte and Maria O'Connell

    5. Chapter 8

      Topics (pages 99–112)

      Paulo Del Vecchio and Crystal R. Blyler

    6. Chapter 14

      Power (pages 199–211)

      Paddy McGowan, Líam Mac Gabhann, Chris Stevenson and Jim Walsh

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