The user perspective: respected or rejected in mental health care?

  title={The user perspective: respected or rejected in mental health care?},
  author={Thomas A. Hansen and Trond Hatling and Eli Lidal and Torleif Ruud},
  journal={Journal of psychiatric and mental health nursing},
  volume={11 3},
The purpose of this study was to examine the extent to which patient views influence treatment planning by measuring the level of agreement between patients and health workers regarding patient needs as well as the impact of patient wishes on decision making when viewpoints conflict. Data on patient characteristics and needs were collected for a sample of 1080 patients within Norwegian mental health care using patient interviews and health worker ratings. Results of the assessment were then… CONTINUE READING

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