Abstract: This article reports on a study of involvement initiatives in secure mental health settings in the UK. The involvement initiatives aimed to support individuals in making decisions about their own care, as well as involving service users in developing policy and practice. Users of secure mental health services were involved in the research.
The findings suggest that the quality of the communication between staff and service users is the key factor that influences the success of involvement initiatives. For staff the main concern is managing risk. Choosing the right space for discussions to take place is essential, otherwise secure environments can constrain discussion.
Service commissioners also play an important role in promoting involvement activity.
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Categories: journal article service users and carers researchers research commissioners general principles of good practice lessons from direct experience of involvement forensic mental health service users staff in research organisations
Date Entered: 2014/08/19
Date Edited: 2014/08/19