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All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying or otherwise without the prior permission of the publisher. The views expressed in this report are those of the User Survey Steering Group and not necessarily those of the(More)
WPA President M. Maj established the Task Force on Best Practice in Working with Service Users and Carers in 2008, chaired by H. Herrman. The Task Force had the remit to create recommendations for the international mental health community on how to develop successful partnership working. The work began with a review of literature on service user and carer(More)
OBJECTIVES To review the conceptual bases of Person-centred Integrative Diagnosis (PID) as a component and contributor to person-centred psychiatry and medicine and to outline its design and development. METHOD An analysis was conducted of the historical roots of person-centred psychiatry and medicine, tracing them back to ancient Eastern and Western(More)
UNLABELLED BACKGROUND A cluster randomised controlled trial (RCT) of a national Kenyan mental health primary care training programme demonstrated a significant impact on the health, disability and quality of life of clients, despite a severe shortage of medicines in the clinics (Jenkins et al. Submitted 2012). As focus group methodology has been found to(More)
To approach emancipatory research in the survivors' movement, it is helpful first to have an understanding of the relation of the movement to disability and the disabled people's movement, as well as an understanding of the survivors' movement itself and of the issues facing survivors. We begin with the relation between survivors and disability and the(More)
BACKGROUND A cluster randomised controlled trial (RCT) of a national Kenyan mental health primary care training programme demonstrated a significant impact for health workers on the health, disability and quality of life of their clients, despite a severe shortage of medicines in the clinics. In order to better understand the potential reasons for the(More)
PURPOSE OF REVIEW To outline what is known about collaborative work between the main stakeholders in mental health and psychiatry (professionals, patients or service users and family members). To learn from recent practice what are the main areas of joint work, what is working well, what are the key issues and problems and what has been learned from doing(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this article is to explore the rationale for involvement of persons in health care policy in western countries, and to examine evidence of the difference public involvement can make. METHODS The information is drawn from research and reports on changes in health care policy towards greater democratization of decision making. (More)
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