A critical appraisal of the iterature surrounding the mental health recovery paradigm and its implications for social work practice

Bristow, Emma (2011) A critical appraisal of the iterature surrounding the mental health recovery paradigm and its implications for social work practice. BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    The notion of recovery in serious mental illness has attracted local and international interest in recent years resulting in the notion being brought to the forefront of the policy agenda within England and Wales. However, despite this focus, recovery remains a contested subject that appears to have a multitude of meanings and has been described as a movement, a philosophy, a set of values and a paradigm. The aim of the dissertation was to critically appraise firstly, the literature surrounding the mental health recovery paradigm and secondly, the literature surrounding the paradigm’s implications for social work practice with mental health service users aged 16-65. A review of the literature was conducted by systematically accessing both seminal and recent published primary and secondary sources of information and utilising strict inclusion/exclusion criteria to determine what literature should be included in the dissertation. The findings from the literature review then culminated in the concluding chapter and recommendations are provided regarding how the mental health recovery paradigm can be utilised in social work practice in England and Wales. This dissertation was underpinned by critical theory.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Science > School of Health Sciences and Social Work
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 28 Jul 2011 09:44
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:40
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/4201

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