A critical commentary on the insider experiences of early professional involvement in mental health

Bolton, Louise (2011) A critical commentary on the insider experiences of early professional involvement in mental health. BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    This paper aims to provide a critical commentary on the insider experiences of early professional involvement in mental health. This will be done through a review of the relevant literature from a variety of disciplines. Firstly, the paper sets the evolution of user voice in its historical context from the mid-to-late twentieth century with reference to the anti-psychiatry movement and subsequent service user movements. Second, the paper discusses the dominance of the medical model in mental health practice. Third, this paper offers a commentary on insider experiences, with consideration of the processes of diagnosis and relationships between service users and professionals. Finally, the paper offers recommendations for the development of mental health practice. Attention is paid throughout to issues of power and consideration is given to the promotion of anti-discriminatory and anti-oppressive practice.

    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 09:55
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:40
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/4204

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