Partnerships in best practice: advancing gerontological care in Scotland

Debbie Tolson, Irene Schofield, Jo Booth, Timothy B. Kelly

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    User participation in research is still in its relative infancy with many practical,ethical, moral, methodological and philosophical questions unanswered. This text gathers together an international set of authors to explore these issues and begin to forge some practical solutions to each of these concerns. The book includes contributions on the use and application of narrative approaches, intervention and evaluation research, methodological development and quality thresholds. It provides a practical framework for all groups wishing to undertake research based on the principles and values of user participation. The book is structured around ten original case studies which explore the use of participatory methods in practice with a variety of groups across diverse health, social care and community settings. These include older people, including those with dementia, people with learning disability, mental health service users and their carers, and children and young people. Unique and often groundbreaking studies from Australia, Sweden, the UK, and the USA are used to illustrate application of theory to research practice.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationUser participation research in health and social care: voices, values and evaluation
    EditorsMike Nolan, Elizabeth Hanson, Gordon Grant, John Keady
    PublisherOpen University Press
    ISBN (Print)9780335222056
    Publication statusPublished - 2007


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