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Mental health service users in research: Critical sociological perspectives

Patsy Staddon


This book moves forward the narrative of service user experience and research involvement, using a sociological perspective on experiential knowledge and academic research. It examines the difficulty of having mental health knowledge accepted when it is produced outside traditional scientific settings. It examines how identity shapes knowledge production. It asks why voices which challenge contemporary beliefs about health and the role of treatment are often silenced. It considers ways of ‘doing research’ which bring multiple understandings together effectively. The dangers present in the imba ... More

Keywords: Survivors’ voices, Disempowerment, ‘alcoholism’, silencing, social injustice, meaningful involvement

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Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9781447307334
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447307334.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Patsy Staddon, author

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