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Understanding and Evaluating Qualitative Research∗
This paper aims to provide beginning researchers, and those unfamiliar with qualitative research, with an orientation to the principles that inform the evaluation of the design, conduct, findings and interpretation of qualitative research.
Symptom Assessment in Schizophrenic Prodromal States
The Structured Interview for Prodromal Symptoms and the Scale of Prodromaal Symptoms are assessment instruments developed for operationally defining diagnosis and for quantitatively rating symptom severity for patients prodromal for psychosis.
Peer Support Among Individuals with Severe Mental Illness
This article reviews the history and potential effectiveness of peer support among persons with severe mental illness. Following a historical overview, we describe the three primary forms of peer
Recovery in Serious Mental Illness: A New Wine or Just a New Bottle?
The notion of recovery has become a dominant force in mental health policy, evident in reports of the Surgeon General and President's New Freedom Commission. In both reports, recovery is stipulated
Recovery from versus recovery in serious mental illness: One strategy for lessening confusion plaguing recovery
Background: There is an increasing global commitment to recovery as the expectation for people with mental illness. There remains, however, little consensus on what recovery means in relation to
Peer support among adults with serious mental illness: a report from the field.
It is suggested that peer support is still early in its development as a form of mental health service provision and should be encouraged for further exploration and evaluation of this promising, if yet unproven, practice.
Peer support among persons with severe mental illnesses: a review of evidence and experience
There is evidence that peer staff providing conventional mental health services can be effective in engaging people into care, reducing the use of emergency rooms and hospitals, and reducing substance use among persons with co-occurring substance use disorders.
The top ten concerns about recovery encountered in mental health system transformation.
The authors discuss the various meanings of recovery as applied to mental illness and list the top ten concerns encountered in efforts to articulate and implement recovery-oriented care.
The Recovery Knowledge Inventory: assessment of mental health staff knowledge and attitudes about recovery.
The instrument and its preliminary psychometric properties are described, and an example of its utility in assessing the training needs of staff who increasingly are being expected to deliver recovery-oriented care is provided.
“You have to adapt because you have no other choice”: The stories of strength and resilience of 208 homeless youth in New York City and Toronto
Presented in this paper are the results of a qualitative analysis of the narratives of 208 homeless youth interviewed on streets and in agencies in New York City and Toronto. The interviews focused