Putting it into Practice

Title: Moving towards a more inclusive patient and public involvement in health research paradigm: the incorporation of a trauma-informed intersectional analysis.
Author: Carolyn Shimmin, Kristy D. M. Wittmeier, Josée G. Lavoie, Evan D. Wicklund and Kathryn M. Sibley.
Date Published: 2017
Reference: BMC Health Services 17:539
Are service users or carers authors: No/Not Known

Abstract: This article discusses the importance of recognising that the people who get involved in research may have experienced trauma. Involvement practice needs to recognise the importance of enabling people to share this kind of experience, by addressing issues of trust and enabling people to develop resilience in revisiting such experiences. Similarly the authors discuss the many different factors that may make someone ‘seldom-heard’ and the ways in which these many different issues may interact (e.g. the individual’s race, ethnicity, gender, class, sexuality, ability etc and experience of racism, sexism, homophobia, again a form of trauma). The authors highlight the importance of recognising and addressing the power relations in the relationship between researchers and involved patients, and remembering that everyone is likely to have multiple and fluid identities around these terms.

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Categories: journal article
service users and carers
researchers
general principles of good practice
involving seldom heard groups

Date Entered: 2019/01/23

Date Edited: 2019/01/23

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