Janet Wallcraft

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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)
It may seem logical that if people can break down or become ill, then they can also overcome their problems and recover. Yet providers of mental health services often fail to emphasise such positive possibilities for people with mental health problems-particularly those with the most severe diagnoses. Psychiatric services often emphasize maintenance rather(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)
The relations between survivors and disability and between the survivors' and disabled people's movements are complex and there is little agreement about them. For example, there was only one mention of survivors in Jane Campbell and Mike Oliver's major examination of disability politics and the only organisation referred to is an organisation for mental(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)
In 2009, we are discussing how to return to psychiatric patients their right to be treated as a person. The fact that we are having these events is an acceptance that there has been a problem in treating patients as people, as full citizens. In all societies there are specific laws and practices which exclude people thought to be mad or mentally ill, and(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)
Philip Thomas is Honorary Visiting Professor in Social Science and Humanities at Bradford University, Bradford, UK. Patience Seebohm is an independent researcher based in the UK. Jan Wallcraft is an independent researcher based in the UK. Jayasree Kalathil is an independent survivor researcher based in the UK. Suman Fernando is Honorary Professor in the(More)
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