Service-User Research in Health and Social Care

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SAGE Publications, Jun 4, 2009 - Social Science - 171 pages
This book represents a major contribution to the development and increasingly accepted importance of involving service users in research. It argues that this development is neither a fad nor a cure-all, and highlights the strengths, weaknesses, benefits, and costs of the approach.
Using reflexive questions and practical examples to challenge the reader to consider their own position in relation to these issues, this book should occupy a central place on the shelves of all undergraduate health and social welfare students.
 

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Contents

1 The Development of Service User Involvement in Health and Social Care Research
1
2 Why Service Users Bother or Why Bother Involving Service Users in Research?
22
3 Ethical Issues in Involving Service Users in Research
42
4 Knowledge Claims and Service User Research
65
From Conception to Data Collection
86
From Data Analysis to Dissemination
108
7 Involving Young Service Users in Health and Social Care Research
126
8 Futures Imperfect
144
References
152
Abbreviations
164
Index
166
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My research interests cover participatory research, especially the involvement of service users in research, professional practice and the development of child care. My interests in professional practice include both the preparation of students for practice and how best to support social workers once in practice and to contribute to evidence informed practice particularly in the area of child care.

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