Barriers to inclusive practice in a low secure mental health setting: a service user perspective

George, Sharron (2009) Barriers to inclusive practice in a low secure mental health setting: a service user perspective. MSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Changes in mental health care provision since the publication of the National Service Framework for Mental Health (1999) have enhanced the provision of user-centred care, and advocated for user involvement within that. However, alongside this runs current societal concerns with risk which are particularly pertinent to care in a low secure setting. Service user involvement, as seen from a service user perspective, is poorly represented in published peer-reviewed literature, and this study aims to redress this lack of information, particularly with reference to service user inclusion in a low secure setting. A grounded analysis methodology is utilised, along with a Foucauldian discourse perspective, to look at the surrounding discursive contexts which impact upon service user care, and the ability these contexts allocate to service users as individuals to be included in care decisions. Analysis revealed themes of 'power and control' and 'the importance of relationships' to be substantive in regard to concerns of service users as to the quality of their care, and their ability to be involved in it. Recommendations for future practice and the contribution of social work values to this level of care are outlined.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Science > School of Health Sciences and Social Work
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2011 12:48
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:15

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