Journal article

Consumer participation in mental health research: articulating a model to guide practice

Brenda Happell, Cath Roper

AUSTRALASIAN PSYCHIATRY | INFORMA HEALTHCARE | Published : 2007

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: Consumer involvement in mental health research is considered both a right and a benefit, despite the identified barriers to forming effective collaborative relationships. The purpose of this paper is to examine the literature relating to consumer involvement in mental health research with a view to articulating a model to guide this process. METHOD: A qualitative review of the relevant literature was undertaken. Literature referring to consumer roles in research was accessed and reviewed with the aim of articulating the benefits of, and barriers to, consumer participation in research. RESULTS: The literature has identified a number of important benefits and some significant barrie..

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