This paper draws on a review of user-controlled research to explore the potential contribution of service user knowledge and research to developing evidence-based policy and practice in health and social care.
It discusses what is understood as 'valid' knowledge and the value of service users' experiential knowledge.
It also identifies the benefits of users leading research as:
In summary, service users describe user-controlled research as 'filling the gaps that may be left by other research approaches'.
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Categories: health public health social care impact on research impact on service users involved impact on implementation and change impact of public involvement reflecting on public involvement in research journal article
Date Entered: 2009/01/27
Date Edited: 2012/11/21