User/consumer involvement in mental health service delivery

  title={User/consumer involvement in mental health service delivery},
  author={J. Edward Chamberlin},
  journal={Epidemiologia e Psichiatria Sociale},
  pages={10 - 14}
  • J. Chamberlin
  • Published 1 March 2005
  • Business, Medicine
  • Epidemiologia e Psichiatria Sociale
Summary The involvement of mental health service users in service delivery is a new and growing phenomenon. Such involvement is complex, given the history of paternalism in the mental health system, the power differential between service providers and service users, and the very differing views each group holds on multiple issues. Unless such differences are addressed, there can be no meaningful involvement. Service user involvement needs to apply to all aspects of the service delivery system… 
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