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User Involvement in Research and Evaluation: Liberation or Regulation?
This article explores the progressive and regressive potential of ‘user involvement’ in research and evaluation, with particular reference to social policy. There is growing political and researchExpand
Service users' knowledges and social work theory: conflict or collaboration?
Summary So far, service users have not been systematically involved in social work theorizing. However, disabled people's movements, mental health service users/survivors and other service users haveExpand
What Have Madness and Psychiatric System Survivors Got to Do with Disability and Disability Studies?
(2000). What Have Madness and Psychiatric System Survivors Got to Do with Disability and Disability Studies? Disability & Society: Vol. 15, No. 1, pp. 167-172.
Poverty and Disabled People: Challenging dominant debates and policies
This article explores the relationship between poverty, disability and impairment in a global context. It challenges dominant critiques of poverty and disability, and explores the critiques, policyExpand
Thinking about 'mental health': Towards a social model
(2002). Thinking about 'mental health': Towards a social model. Journal of Mental Health: Vol. 11, No. 6, pp. 581-584.
Service Users’ Knowledges and the Social Construction of Social Work
• Summary: This article considers the implications for social work and social care education, policy and practice of including the viewpoints and knowledges of service users. The development ofExpand
User involvement, research and health inequalities: developing new directions.
  • P. Beresford
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • Health & social care in the community
  • 1 July 2007
The role that user involvement research may play in health inequalities research is examined, with particular attention paid to the issue of enabling the diverse involvement of service users in order not to reinforce existing exclusions and barriers in research, policy and practice. Expand
Service Users and Practitioners Reunited: The Key Component for Social Work Reform
Peter Beresford is Professor of Social Policy and Director of the Centre for Citizen Participation at Brunei University. He is also Visiting Fellow at the School for Social Work and Psycho-socialExpand
Citizen Involvement: A Practical Guide for Change
Acknowledgements - Introduction - Making Sense of Citizen-Involvement - First Steps To Involvement: Information Gathering and Consultation - From More Responsive Services to a Direct Say inExpand
Commentary and Issues : Who knows best? Evidence-based practice and the service user contribution
This paper reviews the assumptions underlying traditional medical research and critiques the concept of ‘evidence-based practice’. In particular, it identifies and counters three basic tenets of thisExpand