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When equality is not really equal : affirmative action and consumer participation

journal contribution
posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by Brenda Happell, C Roper
Consumer participation in mental health service planning and delivery is now authorised through Australian government policy.While strategies have been implemented to foster opportunities for participation, they have rarely been evaluated for their effectiveness. Furthermore, the inadequacy of these strategies to support policy implementation has been criticised in the literature and identified as a major obstacle to genuine and effective consumer participation in mental health care.This paper argues that there is an urgent need for affirmative action in order to overcome the current and historical discrimination that prevents consumers from active participation

Funding

Category 1 - Australian Competitive Grants (this includes ARC, NHMRC)

History

Volume

5

Issue

3

Start Page

6

End Page

11

Number of Pages

6

ISSN

1746-5729

Location

UK

Publisher

Pavilion Publishing (Brighton) Ltd

Language

en-aus

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Institute for Health and Social Science Research (IHSSR); University of Melbourne;

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

Journal of public mental health.