Journal article

Establishing an expert mental health consumer research group: Perspectives of nonconsumer researchers

Brenda Happell, Sarah Gordon, Cath Roper, Pete Ellis, Shifra Waks, Terri Warner, Brett Scholz, Chris Platania-Phung

PERSPECTIVES IN PSYCHIATRIC CARE | WILEY | Published : 2020

Abstract

PURPOSE: To explore the views and opinions of nonconsumer researchers to the concept of an Expert Consumer Researcher Group. DESIGN AND METHODS: Qualitative exploratory involving individual interviews with nonconsumer mental health researchers experienced in working collaboratively with consumer researchers. Data were analyzed thematically. FINDINGS: Participants viewed the concept positively, albeit with caution. Perceived advantages included: greater visibility and enhanced access; collegiality; sharing and creating expertise; broader acceptance; making it mandatory; and structure and location. Participants were concerned about potential tokenism and implementation barriers. PRACTICE IMPLI..

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