Challenges to and opportunities for improving mental health services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in Ireland: A narrative account.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/323953
Title:
Challenges to and opportunities for improving mental health services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in Ireland: A narrative account.
Authors:
McCann, E; Sharek, D
Citation:
McCann, E. and Sharek, D. (2014), Challenges to and opportunities for improving mental health services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in Ireland: A narrative account. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing. doi: 10.1111/inm.12081
Publisher:
Wiley
Journal:
International journal of mental health nursing
Issue Date:
Jul-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/323953
Additional Links:
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/inm.12081/abstract
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
The views and opinions of people who use mental health services are being increasingly acknowledged in relation to rights-based, socially-inclusive, and recovery-oriented care. However, little is known of the experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people in this respect. The aim of the present study was to explore the experiences and needs of LGBT people in relation to mental health services. The study was an exploratory design utilizing mixed methods. Both quantitative and qualitative data were collected using a survey instrument (n = 125) and in-depth semistructured interviews (n = 20) with a sample of people who had completed the survey. This paper will report on the findings from the interview data. The data were thematically analysed, and the main themes that emerged included accessing services, treatment choices, mental health service experiences, and other supports. The findings inform the discussion, and recommendations are made in terms of future mental health practice, education, and research.
Keywords:
MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES; BISEXUAL; GAY MAN; LESBIAN; SEXUALITY; ATTITUDE
Sponsors:
Funder: financial support received from the Gay and Lesbian Equality Network and the Health Service Executive and to Trinity College Dublin for awarding a Postdoctoral Fellowship

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMcCann, Een_GB
dc.contributor.authorSharek, Den_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-07-30T08:43:18Z-
dc.date.available2014-07-30T08:43:18Z-
dc.date.issued2014-07-
dc.identifier.citationMcCann, E. and Sharek, D. (2014), Challenges to and opportunities for improving mental health services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in Ireland: A narrative account. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing. doi: 10.1111/inm.12081en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/323953-
dc.descriptionThe views and opinions of people who use mental health services are being increasingly acknowledged in relation to rights-based, socially-inclusive, and recovery-oriented care. However, little is known of the experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people in this respect. The aim of the present study was to explore the experiences and needs of LGBT people in relation to mental health services. The study was an exploratory design utilizing mixed methods. Both quantitative and qualitative data were collected using a survey instrument (n = 125) and in-depth semistructured interviews (n = 20) with a sample of people who had completed the survey. This paper will report on the findings from the interview data. The data were thematically analysed, and the main themes that emerged included accessing services, treatment choices, mental health service experiences, and other supports. The findings inform the discussion, and recommendations are made in terms of future mental health practice, education, and research.en_GB
dc.description.sponsorshipFunder: financial support received from the Gay and Lesbian Equality Network and the Health Service Executive and to Trinity College Dublin for awarding a Postdoctoral Fellowshipen_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherWileyen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/inm.12081/abstracten_GB
dc.subjectMENTAL HEALTH SERVICESen_GB
dc.subjectBISEXUALen_GB
dc.subjectGAY MANen_GB
dc.subjectLESBIANen_GB
dc.subjectSEXUALITYen_GB
dc.subjectATTITUDEen_GB
dc.titleChallenges to and opportunities for improving mental health services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in Ireland: A narrative account.en_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalInternational journal of mental health nursingen_GB
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