Mental Health Service Users in Research

Critical Sociological Perspectives

Author: Patsy Staddon

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1447307348

Category: Social Science

Page: 200

View: 1924

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.

Understanding Mental Health Care: Critical Issues in Practice

Author: Marc Roberts

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1526451352

Category: Medical

Page: 184

View: 8685

Practitioner-focused, essential reading for students of mental health, this dynamic book provides a critical overview of current issues in mental health practice. It offers concrete guidance on navigating and evaluating different approaches to mental health care, giving crucial space to approaches which put the service user at the heart of care provision and recovery. Tackling the complex and challenging, Understanding Mental Health: Guides students through the landscape of mental health care through detailed case studies that situate practice and bring theory to life Provides a thorough introduction to critical issues through sign-posted chapter aims, concept summaries and activities

Disability, Avoidance and the Academy

Challenging Resistance

Author: David Bolt,Claire Penketh

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317511093

Category: Social Science

Page: 212

View: 2540

Disability is a widespread phenomenon, indeed a potentially universal one as life expectancies rise. Within the academic world, it has relevance for all disciplines yet is often dismissed as a niche market or someone else’s domain. This collection explores how academic avoidance of disability studies and disability theory is indicative of social prejudice and highlights, conversely, how the academy can and does engage with disability studies. This innovative book brings together work in the humanities and the social sciences, and draws on the riches of cultural diversity to challenge institutional and disciplinary avoidance. Divided into three parts, the first looks at how educational institutions and systems implicitly uphold double standards, which can result in negative experiences for staff and students who are disabled. The second part explores how disability studies informs and improves a number of academic disciplines, from social work to performance arts. The final part shows how more diverse cultural engagement offers a way forward for the academy, demonstrating ways in which we can make more explicit the interdisciplinary significance of disability studies – and, by extension, disability theory, activism, experience, and culture. Disability, Avoidance and the Academy: Challenging Resistance will interest students and scholars of disability studies, education studies and cultural studies.

Critical Perspectives on User Involvement

Author: Marian Barnes,Phil Cotterell

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1847427502

Category: Medical

Page: 269

View: 2504

This original and insightful reader provides a critical stock take of the state of user involvement and will be an important resource for students studying health and social care and social work, researchers and user activists.

Women and Alcohol

Social Perspectives

Author: Patsy Staddon

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1447318897

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

View: 2100

This research and practice based book considers the social meaning of women’s alcohol use and its treatment, raising concerns about the political role of ‘treatment’ in making women behave, or to be ‘well’. It challenges current policy and practice in the field, and aims to develop a new approach to women’s drinking.

International Perspectives on Mental Health

Critical issues across the lifespan

Author: Barbara Fawcett,Zita Weber,Sheila Wilson

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137296038

Category: Psychology

Page: 208

View: 2332

Mental distress is not exclusive to any particular group but touches the lives of people in all societies and walks of life; one in four of us will be affected by it in our lifetime. Yet the field of mental health is complex – fraught with differences in understanding and experience, variations in service provision, political agendas and professional discourses. This wide-ranging book explores a range of themes in the development of mental health policy and practice, in order to promote critical reflection and enhance understanding. Drawing on an international evidence base, it explores the historical, legal and socio-cultural dimensions of mental health, including: ■ Anti-discriminatory practice and the ethical tensions posed by legislation, particularly in relation to safeguarding and human rights ■ Trends and concerns in the field of child and adolescent mental health ■ The gender, ethnicity and age-related dimensions of mental ill-health ■ The challenges posed by dual diagnosis and faced by families and carers. International Perspectives on Mental Health offers a multi-dimensional view of mental health and wellbeing, with the aim of opening up debate and inviting a more holistic conception of the field. It is required reading for students of mental health on professional and academic courses, as well as for practitioners in the health and social care field.

Applying Research in Social Work Practice

Author: Corby

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335229611

Category: Education

Page: 230

View: 5302

What are the key issues and concerns raised by the debate about making social work more of an evidence-based profession? How is it possible to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of specific research projects? How can research findings be applied in social work practice? In an era where professions are increasingly being questioned and made more accountable for their actions, social workers are required to relate their activities more directly to research findings than ever before. In the modern evidence-based practice debate, there are many claims (and counter-claims) about the benefits of research and about its applicability to social work practice. There are also major disputes about what type of research is most valid to the concerns of social work. This book tackles these debates with a view to clarifying the issues for students and practitioners in social work and social care fields. In particular, the book examines: The political and ideological disputes surrounding the evidence-base debate in social work A wide range of research into social work with children, older people, mental illness and disability The three main paradigms of social research - objectivist, subjectivist and critical How research knowledge can be applied to practice Applying Research in Social Work Practice presents social work students and practitioners with the background to the key current issues relating to social work practice and social research. It also provides guidance on the skills needed to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of a range of research studies. Finally, it offers help and guidance about how research can actually be applied in practice.

Critical Issues in Mental Health

Author: Robert Tummey,Tim Turner

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137181354

Category: Medical

Page: 240

View: 5367

This thought provoking text explores some of the most contentious issues in mental health today. Written by top authors in the field, each chapter explores a key subject area which is often ignored or avoided in mental health. Stimulating and lively in style, it is essential reading for all mental health students and practitioners.

Debates in personalisation

Author: Needham, Catherine,Glasby, Jon

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1447313445

Category: Medical

Page: 232

View: 939

This unique book brings together, for the first time, advocates and critics of the personalisation agenda in English social care services to debate key issues relating to personalisation. Perspectives from practitioners, service users and academics come together to give an account of the practicalities and controversies associated with the implementation of personalised approaches. The conclusion examines how to make sense of the divergent accounts presented, asking if there is a value-based approach to person-centred care that all sides share. Written in a lively and accessible way, practitioners and academics in health and social care, social work, public policy and social policy will appreciate the interplay of rival arguments and the way that ambiguities in the care debate play out as policy ideas take programmatic form.

Recovery and Mental Health

A Critical Sociological Account

Author: David Pilgrim,Ann McCranie

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137358890

Category: Medical

Page: 280

View: 2970

For most of us, the term 'recovery' in mental health implies hope and normality for those suffering from emotional distress. It is understandable why recovery has therefore become a significant goal for mental health services. But what does recovery mean for those who are struggling to see it through? Is the emphasis on recovery always a positive thing? This book takes a critical sociological look at personal and public assumptions and understandings. In particular: • It explores what the recovery movement signifies today, offering readers a critical, reflexive view of its scientific, policy and political consequences. • It considers what recovery means from social, medical and patient perspectives, and the implications of these conflicting views, • It reveals some of the risks and benefits for people with mental health problems encountering a system that expects them to recover. Offering a comprehensive and thought-provoking overview of the concept of recovery from mental illness, this book is a must-have for students studying mental health across a range of subjects, including Sociology, Social Work, Psychology and Nursing.

Mental Health Nursing E-Book

An Evidence Based Approach

Author: Rob Newell,Kevin Gournay

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702040797

Category: Medical

Page: 432

View: 6503

This new edition of Mental Health Nursing: an evidence-based approach has been fully updated to include the latest research-based guidance. A wide variety of client problems is covered with , so that students are assured that what they learn is underpinned by a sound evidence base for treatment, and qualified mental health nurses can be confident that their practice is informed by the most up-to-date research. Skills acquisition is emphasised and experiential exercises encourage connections between theory and practice. Based on up-to-date, evidence-based information Emphasises skills acquisition Puts the nurse's role central to mental health care Contributors and editors are national and international experts in their fields Uses experiential exercises to reinforce learning and encourage connections from theory to practice

Sociology in Perspective

Author: Mark Kirby

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: 9780435331603

Category: Sociology

Page: 831

View: 9071

This text, specifically for AQA specifications, is designed to be easy and encouraging for students to use. The book contains updated material and activities together with a new chapter on study skills. It also indicates clearly where activities meet the new evidence requirements for key skills.

Social Work Approaches in Health and Mental Health from Around the Globe

Author: Anna Metteri,Teppo Kroger,Anneli Pohjola,Pirkko-Liisa Rauhala

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136425276

Category: Medical

Page: 266

View: 9230

Overcome the challenges facing social workers today with international guidance Social Work Approaches in Health and Mental Health from Around the Globe is a valuable stepping stone toward an understanding of the diversity of methods utilized in social work for community health services. This work stems from material gathered at the Third International Conference on Social Work in Health and Mental Health, held in Tampere, Finland. In this book, you will find new creative theoretical and practical orientations for designing, developing, and analyzing social work to help you produce policies and services in which clients can positively and productively invest. Social Work Approaches in Health and Mental Health from Around the Globe covers a long period in the history of social work in health issues, from theoretical treatises to empirical research and analyses of practices. The book provides you with research, case studies, and existing international and national literature from India, Botswana, Taiwan, Lithuania, the United Kingdom, Australia, and the United States. This resource explores the shared qualities of social work in health services throughout the world despite differences between countries in terms of culture, social system, and history. Although these experts come from different parts of the world, the book displays an emergence of similar issues and themes, including: the development of expertise for social workers in the health and mental health fields social work as an agent of change that crosses borders, operates on many levels, and across many dimensions of society community-based care—principles, perspectives, marginalized groups, and the role of the social worker dual divisions—becoming aware of and choosing a position in work practice

A Sociology of Mental Health and Illness

Author: N.A

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group

ISBN: 9780335203475

Category: Medical

Page: 238

View: 2572

Providing a clear overview of the major aspects of the sociology of mental health and illness, this text draws on a range of social theories and methods to illustrate its points, and information is organised along dimensions of class, race, etc.

Critiquing Personality Disorder

A Social Perspective

Author: Julia Warrener

Publisher: Critical Approaches to Mental Health

ISBN: 9781909330818

Category: Personality disorders

Page: 136

View: 3171

In order to work effectively with people with personality disorders, it is important that Mental Health Social Workers (MHSWs) have a clear understanding of trauma and its impact on the person. It is also important that they have good relational skills, along with the support of the team and organization. Drawing on an analysis of the similarities (and differences) in service user and MHSWs' perspectives, this book outlines the further skills, knowledge, and conditions that will help them to make a more effective contribution to the support of those with personality disorder. The book will appeal to qualified Mental Health Social Workers and those on Post-Qualifying Programs because, uniquely, it explores personality disorder from a social work perspective. *** Librarians: ebook available on ProQuest and EBSCO (Series: Critical Approaches to Mental Health) [Subject: Social Work, Mental Health]

Public Health and Community Nursing E-Book

Frameworks for practice

Author: Dianne Watkins,Judy Cousins

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702042609

Category: Medical

Page: 336

View: 8036

The third edition of this popular and useful text has been thoroughly updated to reflect the many major changes that have taken place in community nursing, making it an invaluable and up-to-date reference for all community nursing courses. The book covers the current public health landscape, epidemiology, frameworks for practice, with sections on family, and on the different Community Public Health Nurse Specialists. ‘Real-life’ case-studies link theory and practice, and promote further enquiry Discussion points encourage student reflection on methods of enhancing their professional and practice development A framework approach promotes development of practice Key issues begin, and Summaries end, each chapter to aid studying References and recommended reading promote depth and breadth of study. Thorough revision to reflect changes in community nursing More emphasis on public health reflects current government emphasis New chapters on: Chronic disease management Educational FrameworksCollaborative working Occupational Health NursesAdvanced Nurse PractitionersNurse prescribing

Women's Health in Canada

Critical Perspectives on Theory and Policy

Author: Marina Morrow,Olena Hankivsky,Colleen Varcoe

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442690542

Category: Social Science

Page: 432

View: 8998

In recent years, healthcare professionals have recognized the distinctly different healthcare needs and concerns of men and women. Women's health, in particular, has come into its own in the last two decades. In Canada, however, there has been little available in the way of a general text on women's health. This volume works toward filling that gap by providing a resource for teaching and understanding women's health in this country. To lay out the methodological and theoretical foundations for their study, editors Olena Hankivisky, Marina Morrow, and Colleen Varcoe bring together an interdisciplinary group of scholars and practitioners from economics, anthropology, sociology, nursing, political studies, women's studies, and psychology. Contributors draw on the rich history of the Canadian women's health movement, providing analysis of that history and of the emergent theory, policy, and practice. Aimed at undergraduate and graduate students as well as practitioners, the collection adopts an intersectional approach, looking closely at social factors such as gender, race, ethnicity, class, sexuality, and gender identity, and analysing how they relate both to each other and to women's health. Connections between the social, economic, and cultural contexts of women's lives and their physical, spiritual, and mental well-being are a primary focus. Providing a much needed resource for teachers, students, and practitioners of women's health in Canada, this comprehensive volume makes an important contribution to the literature.

A Handbook for Action Research in Health and Social Care

Author: Carol Munn-Giddings,Richard Winter

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134590695

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 304

View: 4073

Action research is a form of research closely linked to practice which can readily be undertaken by practitioners and service users. This handbook offers a comprehensive guide to action research as a strategy for inquiry and development in health and social care. It can be used by individuals or groups working independently on their own projects or as a basis for a tutor-led course. It features * an introduction to the theories behind action research and other forms of research related to it *lively case studies from social work, nursing, mental health care and community work * a step-by-step study guide. The theoretical section of the book provides a general definition of action research, compares action research with other forms of social research, outlines the nature of a 'culture of inquiry' in the workplace, and describes the links between action research and service-user research, management,community development, evaluation, reflective practice, feminist research and anti-racist research. This practical study guide covers issues such as preparing a proposal, ethics and principles of procedure, gathering and analysing data, writing a report, the links between action research and critical reflection. It will be particularly useful for groups wishing to undertake action research on an independent basis

Violence in Mental Health Settings

Causes, Consequences, Management

Author: Dirk Richter,Richard Whittington

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387339655

Category: Psychology

Page: 347

View: 1177

Despite improvements in service delivery, patient violence remains a major problem at mental health facilities. Focusing equally on causes, management, and prevention, this groundbreaking book thoroughly examines this crucial topic. The book reviews the latest theories of violence, proven prevention strategies, and examples of positive organizational change. The material is illustrated with graphs and clinical case examples, and coverage spans the range from patient rights to zero-tolerance.

Mental Health in Prisons

Critical Perspectives on Treatment and Confinement

Author: Alice Mills,Kathleen Kendall

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319940902

Category: Social Science

Page: 385

View: 1617

This book examines how the prison environment, architecture and culture can affect mental health as well as determine both the type and delivery of mental health services. It also discusses how non-medical practices, such as peer support and prison education programs, offer the possibility of transformative practice and support. By drawing on international contributions, it furthermore demonstrates how mental health in prisons is affected by wider socio-economic and cultural factors, and how in recent years neo-liberalism has abandoned, criminalised and contained large numbers of the world’s most marginalised and vulnerable populations. Overall, this collection challenges the dominant narrative of individualism by focusing instead on the relationship between structural inequalities, suffering, survival and punishment. Chapter 2 of this book is available open access under a CC BY 4.0 license via link.springer.com.