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Critical Perspectives on User Involvement

Marian Barnes and Phil Cotterell


This collection draws together experiences and perspectives on user involvement from user activists, academics and practitioners. It includes chapters that focus on autonomous collective action by disabled people, mental health service users and others; action within the health and social care service delivery system to influence services; and user-led and collaborative research designed to promote ways of understanding the world from service users' perspectives. The book includes examples relating to the involvement of young people, young mothers, older people, people living with cancer and w ... More

Keywords: service users, user movements, user-led research, social care, health care

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9781847427519
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847427519.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Marian Barnes, editor

Phil Cotterell, editor

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Part One: User movements

Marian Barnes, and Phil Cotterell

Part Two: User involvement in services

Marian Barnes, and Phil Cotterell

Eleven Young mothers' experiential knowledge and the research process

Geraldine Brady, Geraldine Brown, and Corinne Wilson

Twelve Involving young people in research: making an impact in public health

Louca-Mai Brady, Ellie Davis, Amrita Ghosh, Bhavika Surti, and Laura Wilson

Seventeen Should we? Could we? Measuring involvement

Rachel Purtell, Wendy Rickard, and Katrina Wyatt

Eighteen Evaluating the impact of public involvement on research

Rosemary Barber, Jonathan Boote, Glenys Parry, Cindy Cooper, and Philippa Yeeles

Part Three: User involvement in research

Marian Barnes, and Phil Cotterell

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