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Research involving mental health consumers and carers : a reference group approach

journal contribution
posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by J Lammers, Brenda HappellBrenda Happell
Policy changes within the mental health system are creating an increasing expectation that service providers increase the opportunities for consumer and carer participation in the planning, delivery and evaluation of mental health services. If they are to reflect this change in philosophy, researchers have an obligation to ensure the involvement of consumers and carers, above and beyond involvement as a participant in all relevant mental health research. This paper describes the establishment and function of a reference group, established to guide and assist with the conduct of a research project examining the experiences of consumers and carers with psychiatric disability support services. The formation and operation of, and the valuable contribution made by, the reference group is discussed.

History

Volume

13

Start Page

262

End Page

266

Number of Pages

5

ISSN

1445-8330

Location

Australia

Publisher

Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia

Language

en-aus

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

University of Melbourne;

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

International journal of mental health nursing.