4. Participation and Service User Involvement

  1. David Harper2 and
  2. Andrew R. Thompson3
  1. Alison Faulkner

Published Online: 28 JUN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781119973249.ch4

Qualitative Research Methods in Mental Health and Psychotherapy: A Guide for Students and Practitioners

Qualitative Research Methods in Mental Health and Psychotherapy: A Guide for Students and Practitioners

How to Cite

Faulkner, A. (2011) Participation and Service User Involvement, in Qualitative Research Methods in Mental Health and Psychotherapy: A Guide for Students and Practitioners (eds D. Harper and A. R. Thompson), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119973249.ch4

Editor Information

  1. 2

    University of East London (UEL), UK

  2. 3

    University of Sheffield, UK

Author Information

  1. MHRN Service User Research Group, England

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 JUN 2011
  2. Published Print: 8 JUL 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470663738

Online ISBN: 9781119973249

SEARCH

Keywords:

  • participation and service user involvement - service users, and role in user/survivor movement;
  • Turner and Beresford, and user involvement - embody inequalities of power, to disadvantage of service users;
  • origins of survivor research - and user/survivor movement;
  • Service User Research Enterprise (SURE) - service users, collaboration in research;
  • Service User Forum for Research - open to any service user;
  • strategies for living - Mental Health Foundation's Strategies for Living programme, 1997 to 2003;
  • research methods, significant - in survivor research;
  • randomized controlled trial (RCT) - gold standard, and ‘evidence-based medicine’;
  • challenges, service user involvement - resources, money and time;
  • fundamental power imbalance - people at receiving end of health, social care provision

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • History and Origins

  • The Policy Framework

  • Research Methods

  • Benefits of Service User Involvement

  • Challenges of Service User Involvement

  • Conclusions

  • References