Putting it into Practice

Title: Challenges of participatory research: Reflections on a study with breast cancer self-help groups.
Author: Gray, R., Fitch, M., Davis, C. & Phillips, C.
Date Published: 2000
Reference: Health Expectations, 3(4), 243-252.
Are service users or carers authors: No/Not Known


This paper provides a critical review of the authors' experiences of working on a participatory research project with self-help groups for women with breast cancer. Although they intended the project to be led by the women they worked with, they sometimes found it difficult to put this into practice. They draw out a series of lessons for researchers wishing to develop a similar approach.

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Categories: service users and carers
lessons from direct experience of involvement
description of involvement in a research project
General guidance on involving the public in research

Date Entered: 2009/01/27

Date Edited: 2012/12/10

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