Mental Health Service Users in Research

Critical Sociological Perspectives

Author: Patsy Staddon

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1447307348

Category: Social Science

Page: 200

View: 1550

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: 9694

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: 6070

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: 2454

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: 1447318889

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

View: 1117

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.

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: 6466

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.

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: 2752

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.

A Sociology of Mental Health and Illness

Author: N.A

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group

ISBN: 9780335203475

Category: Medical

Page: 238

View: 1971

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.

Applying Research in Social Work Practice

Author: Corby

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335229611

Category: Education

Page: 230

View: 8233

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: 2192

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.

Critical Inquiries for Social Justice in Mental Health

Author: Marina Morrow,Lorraine Halinka Malcoe

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442619716

Category: Medical

Page: 520

View: 5558

An exceptional showcase of interdisciplinary research, Critical Inquiries for Social Justice in Mental Health presents various critical theories, methodologies, and methods for transforming mental health research and fostering socially-just mental health practices. Marina Morrow and Lorraine Halinka Malcoe have assembled an array of international scholars, activists, and practitioners whose work exposes and disrupts the dominant neoliberal and individualist practices found in contemporary mental research, policy, and practice. The contributors employ a variety of methodologies including intersectional, decolonizing, indigenous, feminist, post-structural, transgender, queer, and critical realist approaches in order to interrogate the manifestation of power relations in mental health systems and its impact on people with mental distress. Additionally, the contributors enable the reader to reimagine systems and supports designed from the bottom up, in which the people most affected have decision-making authority over their formations. Critical Inquiries for Social Justice in Mental Health demonstrates why and how theory matters for knowledge production, policy, and practice in mental health, and it creates new imaginings of decolonized and democratized mental health systems, of abundant community-centred supports, and of a world where human differences are affirmed.

Critiquing Personality Disorder

A Social Perspective

Author: Julia Warrener

Publisher: Critical Approaches to Mental Health

ISBN: 9781909330818

Category: Personality disorders

Page: 136

View: 2952

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]

Contesting Psychiatry

Social Movements in Mental Health

Author: Nick Crossley

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415354172

Category: Medical

Page: 229

View: 2597

Building on his extensive research, the author explores the key social movements and organisations who have contested psychiatry and mental health in the UK between 1950 and 2000.

Debates in personalisation

Author: Needham, Catherine,Glasby, Jon

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1447313445

Category: Medical

Page: 232

View: 3827

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.

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: 6930

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.

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: 1494

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: 2995

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: 8848

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

Ethics

Contemporary Challenges in Health and Social Care

Author: Leathard, Audrey,Susan Goodinson-McLaren,McLaren, Susan

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 9781861347558

Category: Medical

Page: 314

View: 7863

While ethics has been addressed in the health care literature, relatively little attention has been paid to the subject in the field of social care. This book redresses the balance by examining theory, research, policy and practice in both fields. The analysis is set within the context of contemporary challenges facing health and social care, not only in Britain but internationally. Contributors from the UK, US and Australia consider ethical issues in health and social care research and governance; interprofessional and user perspectives; ethics in relation to human rights, the law, finance, management and provision; key issues of relevance to vulnerable groups such as children and young people, those with complex disabilities, older people and those with mental health problems and lifecourse issues - ethical perspectives on a range of challenging areas from new technologies of reproduction to euthanasia. This book is intended for academics, students and researchers in health and social care who need an up-to-date analysis of contemporary issues and debates. It will also be useful to practitioners in the public, private and voluntary sectors, including social workers, community workers, those working in the fields of disability and mental health and with older people.

Staying Alive

Critical Perspectives on Health, Illness, and Health Care

Author: Dennis Raphael,Toba Bryant,Marcia H. Rioux

Publisher: Canadian Scholars’ Press

ISBN: 1551303701

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 487

View: 9518

Staying Alive provides a fresh perspective on health, health care, and illness that will be of interest to a wide range of readers in the fields of health studies, nursing, and social policy. In addition to traditional health sciences and sociological approaches, the book provides human rights and political economy perspectives on health, focusing on Canada and the United States within an international context. This unique collection also includes chapters on pharmaceutical policy, social class, race, gender and care, the social construction of illness and disability, and approaches to promoting population health that include insights into the impact of economic forces such as globalization and privatization. The second edition has been thoroughly updated and features a new chapter on research methodology; expanded discussions of inequality, women's health, public health and public policy; more material on First Nations health; and a new discussion of the historical development of the Canadian medicare system.