• Social Science

Mental Health Service Users in Research

Critical Sociological Perspectives
Author: Patsy Staddon
Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 1447307348
Category: Social Science
Page: 200
View: 8512
In examining how our identity shapes the knowledge we produce, Mental health service users in research considers ways of 'doing research' which bring multiple understandings together effectively, and explains the sociological use of autobiography and its relevance.

    • Social Science

Disability, Avoidance and the Academy

Challenging Resistance
Author: David Bolt,Claire Penketh
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317511093
Category: Social Science
Page: 212
View: 7710
Disability is a widespread phenomenon, indeed a potentially universal one as life expectancies rise. Within the academic world, it has relevance for all disciplines yet is often dismissed as a niche market or someone else’s domain. This collection explores how academic avoidance of disability studies and disability theory is indicative of social prejudice and highlights, conversely, how the academy can and does engage with disability studies. This innovative book brings together work in the humanities and the social sciences, and draws on the riches of cultural diversity to challenge institutional and disciplinary avoidance. Divided into three parts, the first looks at how educational institutions and systems implicitly uphold double standards, which can result in negative experiences for staff and students who are disabled. The second part explores how disability studies informs and improves a number of academic disciplines, from social work to performance arts. The final part shows how more diverse cultural engagement offers a way forward for the academy, demonstrating ways in which we can make more explicit the interdisciplinary significance of disability studies – and, by extension, disability theory, activism, experience, and culture. Disability, Avoidance and the Academy: Challenging Resistance will interest students and scholars of disability studies, education studies and cultural studies.

    • Social Science

Independent Mental Health Advocacy - The Right to Be Heard

Context, Values and Good Practice
Author: Julie Ridley,Karen Newbigging,Mick McKeown,June Sadd,Karen Machin,Kaaren Cruse,Stephanie De La Haye,Laura Able,Konstantina Poursanidou
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 0857009303
Category: Social Science
Page: 336
View: 2986
Independent mental health advocacy is a crucial means of ensuring rights and entitlements for people sectioned under the Mental Health Act. This book takes an appreciative but critical view of independent mental health advocacy, locating the recent introduction of Independent Mental Health Advocates (IMHAs) within a broader historical, social and policy context, and anticipates future developments. The text includes the voices of service users throughout, both as authors and research participants. Drawing on their research, the authors provide a historical overview of mental health advocacy, independent mental health advocacy in relation to the law, the role and responsibilities of IMHAs, essential values, knowledge and skills required of advocates, relationships with service providers, commissioning, measuring advocacy outcomes, and how IMHA services can be made accessible and appropriate to diverse groups. This will be essential reading for advocates, social work professionals, academic staff and trainers and will provide mental health professionals with an understanding of, and critical reflection on, the IMHA role. It will also be of particular general interest to survivors and mental health service users, and their families and carers.

    • Medical

Critical Perspectives on User Involvement

Author: Marian Barnes,Phil Cotterell
Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 1847427502
Category: Medical
Page: 269
View: 5408
This original and insightful reader provides a critical stock take of the state of user involvement and will be an important resource for students studying health and social care and social work, researchers and user activists.

    • Psychology

Social Perspectives in Mental Health

Developing Social Models to Understand and Work with Mental Distress
Author: Jerry Tew
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781846421020
Category: Psychology
Page: 240
View: 7905
Social Perspectives in Mental Health offers new practice frameworks that help to make sense of people's mental distress and recovery in relation to their social experience. This interdisciplinary volume promotes a holistic approach to mental health practice, with an emphasis on recovery and empowerment, and on building on the experiences of service users. The contributors explore the impact of social factors, such as power, abuse, ethnicity, gender and sexual orientation, on the causes and experiences of mental health problems. It is also considered how concepts such as risk and recovery can be understood from a social perspective. Drawing on expertise from a wide range of academic, policy and practice settings as well as lived experience, this book is essential reading for practitioners, students and educators in the fields of mental health and social work.

    • Self-Help

Women and Alcohol

Social Perspectives
Author: Patsy Staddon
Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 1447318889
Category: Self-Help
Page: 224
View: 620
This research and practice based book considers the social meaning of women’s alcohol use and its treatment, raising concerns about the political role of ‘treatment’ in making women behave, or to be ‘well’. It challenges current policy and practice in the field, and aims to develop a new approach to women’s drinking.

    • Health & Fitness

A New Health and Care System

Escaping the Invisible Asylum
Author: Alex Fox
Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 1447341678
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 256
View: 8109
This book outlines a new, human focussed model for public services – an approach focused on achieving and maintaining wellbeing, rather than on reacting to crisis or attempting to ‘fix’ people.

    • Medical

Recovery and Mental Health

A Critical Sociological Account
Author: David Pilgrim,Ann McCranie
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137358890
Category: Medical
Page: 280
View: 4013
For most of us, the term 'recovery' in mental health implies hope and normality for those suffering from emotional distress. It is understandable why recovery has therefore become a significant goal for mental health services. But what does recovery mean for those who are struggling to see it through? Is the emphasis on recovery always a positive thing? This book takes a critical sociological look at personal and public assumptions and understandings. In particular: • It explores what the recovery movement signifies today, offering readers a critical, reflexive view of its scientific, policy and political consequences. • It considers what recovery means from social, medical and patient perspectives, and the implications of these conflicting views, • It reveals some of the risks and benefits for people with mental health problems encountering a system that expects them to recover. Offering a comprehensive and thought-provoking overview of the concept of recovery from mental illness, this book is a must-have for students studying mental health across a range of subjects, including Sociology, Social Work, Psychology and Nursing.

    • Medical

Mental Health, Service User Involvement and Recovery

Author: Jenny Weinstein
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1843106884
Category: Medical
Page: 224
View: 7189
Written cooperatively by service users and academics, this book conveys a vital connection between recovery and involvement, offering a framework of values and helpful strategies to promote meaningful user participation.

    • Health & Fitness

Self-Tracking, Health and Medicine

Sociological Perspectives
Author: Deborah Lupton
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351609599
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 118
View: 1594
Self-tracking practices are part of many health and medical domains. The introduction of digital technologies such as smartphones, tablet computers, apps, social media platforms, dedicated patient support sites and wireless devices for medical monitoring has contributed to the expansion of opportunities for people to engage in self-tracking of their bodies and health and illness states. The contributors to this book cover a range of self-tracking techniques, contexts and geographical locations: fitness tracking using the wearable Fitbit device in the UK; English adolescent girls’ use of health and fitness apps; stress and recovery monitoring software and devices in a group of healthy Finns; self-monitoring by young Australian illicit drug users; an Italian diabetes self-care program using an app and web-based software; and ‘show-and-tell’ videos uploaded to the Quantified Self website about people’s experiences of self-tracking. Major themes running across the collection include the emphasis on self-responsibility and self-management on which self-tracking rationales and devices tend to rely; the biopedagogical function of self-tracking (teaching people about how to be both healthy and productive biocitizens); and the reproduction of social norms and moral meanings concerning health states and embodiment (good health can be achieved through self-tracking, while illness can be avoided or better managed). This book was originally published as a special issue of the Health Sociology Review.

    • Medical

Critical Inquiries for Social Justice in Mental Health

Author: Marina Morrow,Lorraine Halinka Malcoe
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442619716
Category: Medical
Page: 520
View: 4827
An exceptional showcase of interdisciplinary research, Critical Inquiries for Social Justice in Mental Health presents various critical theories, methodologies, and methods for transforming mental health research and fostering socially-just mental health practices. Marina Morrow and Lorraine Halinka Malcoe have assembled an array of international scholars, activists, and practitioners whose work exposes and disrupts the dominant neoliberal and individualist practices found in contemporary mental research, policy, and practice. The contributors employ a variety of methodologies including intersectional, decolonizing, indigenous, feminist, post-structural, transgender, queer, and critical realist approaches in order to interrogate the manifestation of power relations in mental health systems and its impact on people with mental distress. Additionally, the contributors enable the reader to reimagine systems and supports designed from the bottom up, in which the people most affected have decision-making authority over their formations. Critical Inquiries for Social Justice in Mental Health demonstrates why and how theory matters for knowledge production, policy, and practice in mental health, and it creates new imaginings of decolonized and democratized mental health systems, of abundant community-centred supports, and of a world where human differences are affirmed.

    • Medical

Critical Issues in Mental Health

Author: Robert Tummey,Tim Turner
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137181354
Category: Medical
Page: 240
View: 5990
This thought provoking text explores some of the most contentious issues in mental health today. Written by top authors in the field, each chapter explores a key subject area which is often ignored or avoided in mental health. Stimulating and lively in style, it is essential reading for all mental health students and practitioners.

    • Health & Fitness

A Handbook for Action Research in Health and Social Care

Author: Carol Munn-Giddings,Richard Winter
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134590709
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 304
View: 6471
Action research is a form of research closely linked to practice which can readily be undertaken by practitioners and service users. This handbook offers a comprehensive guide to action research as a strategy for inquiry and development in health and social care. It can be used by individuals or groups working independently on their own projects or as a basis for a tutor-led course. It features * an introduction to the theories behind action research and other forms of research related to it *lively case studies from social work, nursing, mental health care and community work * a step-by-step study guide. The theoretical section of the book provides a general definition of action research, compares action research with other forms of social research, outlines the nature of a 'culture of inquiry' in the workplace, and describes the links between action research and service-user research, management,community development, evaluation, reflective practice, feminist research and anti-racist research. This practical study guide covers issues such as preparing a proposal, ethics and principles of procedure, gathering and analysing data, writing a report, the links between action research and critical reflection. It will be particularly useful for groups wishing to undertake action research on an independent basis

    • Medical

Contesting Psychiatry

Social Movements in Mental Health
Author: Nick Crossley
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415354172
Category: Medical
Page: 229
View: 4901
Building on his extensive research, the author explores the key social movements and organisations who have contested psychiatry and mental health in the UK between 1950 and 2000.

    • Political Science

The Triple Bind of Single-parent Families

Resources, Employment and Policies to Improve Wellbeing
Author: Nieuwenhuis, Rense,Maldonado, Laurie C.
Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 1447333640
Category: Political Science
Page: 504
View: 918
Available Open Access under CC-BY-NC licence. This book presents evidence from over 40 countries that shows how single parents face a triple bind of inadequate resources, employment and policies, which in combination further complicate their lives.

    • Psychology

International Perspectives on Mental Health

Critical issues across the lifespan
Author: Barbara Fawcett,Zita Weber,Sheila Wilson
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137296038
Category: Psychology
Page: 208
View: 377
Mental distress is not exclusive to any particular group but touches the lives of people in all societies and walks of life; one in four of us will be affected by it in our lifetime. Yet the field of mental health is complex – fraught with differences in understanding and experience, variations in service provision, political agendas and professional discourses. This wide-ranging book explores a range of themes in the development of mental health policy and practice, in order to promote critical reflection and enhance understanding. Drawing on an international evidence base, it explores the historical, legal and socio-cultural dimensions of mental health, including: ■ Anti-discriminatory practice and the ethical tensions posed by legislation, particularly in relation to safeguarding and human rights ■ Trends and concerns in the field of child and adolescent mental health ■ The gender, ethnicity and age-related dimensions of mental ill-health ■ The challenges posed by dual diagnosis and faced by families and carers. International Perspectives on Mental Health offers a multi-dimensional view of mental health and wellbeing, with the aim of opening up debate and inviting a more holistic conception of the field. It is required reading for students of mental health on professional and academic courses, as well as for practitioners in the health and social care field.

    • Education

A Handbook of Children and Young People's Participation

Perspectives from Theory and Practice
Author: Barry Percy-Smith,Nigel Thomas
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135267634
Category: Education
Page: 400
View: 827
A Handbook of Children and Young People's Participation brings together key thinkers and practitioners from diverse contexts across the globe to provide an authoritative overview of contemporary theory and practice around children’s participation. Promoting the participation of children and young people – in decision-making and policy development, and as active contributors to everyday family and community life – has become a central part of policy and programme initiatives in both majority and minority worlds. This book presents the most useful recent work in children’s participation as a resource for academics, students and practitioners in childhood studies, children’s rights and welfare, child and family social work, youth and community work, governance, aid and development programmes. The book introduces key concepts and debates, and presents a rich collection of accounts of the diverse ways in which children’s participation is understood and enacted around the world, interspersed with reflective commentaries from adults and young people. It concludes with a number of substantial theoretical contributions that aim to take forward our understanding of children’s participation. The emphasis throughout the text is on learning from the complexity of children’s participation in practice to improve our theoretical understanding, and on using those theoretical insights to challenge practice, with the aim of realising children’s rights and citizenship more fully.

Critiquing Personality Disorder

A Social Perspective
Author: Julia Warrener
Publisher: Critical Approaches to Mental Health
ISBN: 9781909330818
Page: 136
View: 2145
In order to work effectively with people with personality disorders, it is important that Mental Health Social Workers (MHSWs) have a clear understanding of trauma and its impact on the person. It is also important that they have good relational skills, along with the support of the team and organization. Drawing on an analysis of the similarities (and differences) in service user and MHSWs' perspectives, this book outlines the further skills, knowledge, and conditions that will help them to make a more effective contribution to the support of those with personality disorder. The book will appeal to qualified Mental Health Social Workers and those on Post-Qualifying Programs because, uniquely, it explores personality disorder from a social work perspective. *** Librarians: ebook available on ProQuest and EBSCO (Series: Critical Approaches to Mental Health) [Subject: Social Work, Mental Health]

    • Social Science

Research and Evaluation in Community, Health and Social Care Settings

Experiences from Practice
Author: Suzanne Guerin,Nóirín Hayes,Sinéad McNally
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 135139021X
Category: Social Science
Page: 188
View: 356
How can we develop a comprehensive understanding of the research process in community, health and social care settings? Covering all stages of the research process, from funding to dissemination, this book considers the views of funders, researchers, communities and policy makers. Drawing on practical examples and relevant international literature, it sheds light on issues that can arise in the process and presents solutions and strategies to deal with a range of challenges. Organised around a series of themes that capture the essential elements of the research process including covering framing research in theory, commissioning and designing research, utilisation of findings and knowledge transfer, this book provides practical guidance for those involved in child welfare and education, nursing and clinical practices, community studies and the social sciences. It will be a key resource for all those who are interested in developing their understanding of the research and evaluation process in these areas.

    • Medical

A Sociology Of Mental Health And Illness

Author: Rogers, Anne,Pilgrim, David
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335262767
Category: Medical
Page: 288
View: 2555
This book provides a sociological analysis of major areas of mental health and illness.