User involvement in the construction of a mental health charter: an exercise in communicative rationality?

@article{Hodge2009UserII,
  title={User involvement in the construction of a mental health charter: an exercise in communicative rationality?},
  author={Suzanne M Hodge},
  journal={Health expectations : an international journal of public participation in health care and health policy},
  year={2009},
  volume={12 3},
  pages={251-61}
}
BACKGROUND This paper uses Jürgen Habermas's Theory of Communicative Action as a lens through which to examine the development of a local mental health charter. OBJECTIVE To assess whether the Charter represents the product of a communicatively rational process. RESEARCH DESIGN AND SETTING: The paper is based on an analysis of the text of the Charter, and… CONTINUE READING