Aim: To review the evidence and practice relating to service user involvement in nursing, midwifery and health visiting research.
Method: The researchers undertook a literature review as well as telephone interviews with researchers and service users with experience of involvement. A service user reference group worked with the research team throughout the project.
Findings: The authors describe the social and political ideas that have shaped involvement in research and the different ways in which it has been understood and developed. They identify the ways in which user involvement has had an impact at different stages of research and the practical challenges in taking involvement forward. They conclude that it is not possible to say that involving service users should always be undertaken in the same way to achieve the same benefits. The strength of user involvement depends on its unique purpose within any particular research project.
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Categories: health public health Identifying topics, prioritising and commissioning Designing research Undertaking research Writing up and disseminating 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 Recruitment Implementation and change
Date Entered: 2009/01/28
Date Edited: 2012/11/21