H L Masters

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Studies of personality and problem behaviors may begin with analyses of the problem and develop hypotheses about personality traits that might be relevant; or they may begin with models of personality and explore links to behavior. Because it is well validated and relatively comprehensive, the Five-Factor Model (FFM) of personality lends itself to(More)
This paper reports on findings and issues arising from a study designed to promote mental health service users' involvement in a preregistration nursing curriculum. Users' views about the knowledge, skills and attributes required by mental health nurses were explored to inform the curriculum design. Strategies that would facilitate long term, active user(More)
Recent policy statements that address the future priorities for nurse education have emphasized that service users and carers should be actively engaged in partnerships with education professionals in all aspects of the curriculum. The development of this agenda is well advanced; however, examples of 'how to do it' are sparse. The development of a strategy(More)
In recent years service providers, practitioners and academics have all moved away from the term mental illness in favour of mental health. At the same time nurses have been increasingly asked to go beyond work aimed at the alleviation or reduction of mental illness and to actively promote mental health. Such a perspective acknowledges that those who(More)
A range of psychosocial interventions (PSI) have developed as approaches to the treatment and support of people with enduring mental health problems and their carers. The impact of training mental health workers in PSI has also been subject to extensive research and evaluation for the past decade. Most previous research in the PSI and PSI training arenas(More)
This paper draws on our experiences of seeking research ethics and management approval for a 1-year ethnographic research study in three mental health settings. We argue that the increased bureaucratization of research governance in the UK is paternalistic and unfit for qualitative, non-interventionist study designs. The classification of all mental health(More)
Reducing inequalities in health, including mental health, is of high priority in many national policies. However, it is not yet known how mental health nurses might respond to these policies. Using examples from the available evidence, we argue that the causes of mental health inequalities are complex and thought to arise from fundamental divisions in(More)
Part I of this article presented an examination of the methodology used in previous psychosocial interventions (PSI) research and the rationale for the collaborative, qualitative design used in this study. In this second article the findings from an evaluation of five short PSI training courses are presented. Findings demonstrated that while the training(More)
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