Transitioning: staff perspectives of service user involvement in mental health services

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/580465
Title:
Transitioning: staff perspectives of service user involvement in mental health services
Authors:
McDonnell, Aideen
Affiliation:
HSE, Dublin North City Mental Health Services
Citation:
McDonnell, Aideen (2015). "Transitioning: staff perspectives of service user involvement in mental health services", The Irish Social Worker, October 2015
Publisher:
Irish Association of Social Workers
Issue Date:
Oct-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/580465
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
Mental Health Service User involvement is widely recognised as important and beneficial, for the services and the service users. Since the publication of A Vision for Change (Ireland Department of Health and Children, 2006), mental health services have had increasing service user involvement as one of their focuses. Now, in the penultimate year of A Vision for Change, this research asks how far we have come. This exploratory qualitative study of the staff perception of service user involvement was completed three years ago, and is now updated to capture recent progress. It was found that service user involvement can be seen on a spectrum from fully supported by staff to being resisted by them. Positively, efforts are moving the mental health service towards a modern service were service users are encouraged to participate.
Keywords:
MENTAL HEALTH; SOCIAL CARE; SOCIAL WORK
Local subject classification:
SERVICE USER PARTICIPATION

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMcDonnell, Aideenen
dc.date.accessioned2015-10-23T13:47:02Zen
dc.date.available2015-10-23T13:47:02Zen
dc.date.issued2015-10en
dc.identifier.citationMcDonnell, Aideen (2015). "Transitioning: staff perspectives of service user involvement in mental health services", The Irish Social Worker, October 2015en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/580465en
dc.descriptionMental Health Service User involvement is widely recognised as important and beneficial, for the services and the service users. Since the publication of A Vision for Change (Ireland Department of Health and Children, 2006), mental health services have had increasing service user involvement as one of their focuses. Now, in the penultimate year of A Vision for Change, this research asks how far we have come. This exploratory qualitative study of the staff perception of service user involvement was completed three years ago, and is now updated to capture recent progress. It was found that service user involvement can be seen on a spectrum from fully supported by staff to being resisted by them. Positively, efforts are moving the mental health service towards a modern service were service users are encouraged to participate.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Association of Social Workersen
dc.subjectMENTAL HEALTHen
dc.subjectSOCIAL CAREen
dc.subjectSOCIAL WORKen
dc.subject.otherSERVICE USER PARTICIPATIONen
dc.titleTransitioning: staff perspectives of service user involvement in mental health servicesen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentHSE, Dublin North City Mental Health Servicesen
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