Title: Service User and Family Carer Involvement in Mental Health Care: Divergent Views
Authors: Tambuyzer, Else ×
Van Audenhove, Chantal #
Issue Date: Jan-2013
Publisher: Human Sciences Press
Series Title: Community Mental Health Journal pages:675-685
Article number: DOI 10.1007/s10597-012-9574-2
Abstract: This study assessed differences between service users', family carers' and mental healthcare providers' perceptions on service user and family carer involvement in mental healthcare. We conducted questionnaires in care networks for persons with serious and persistent mental illness, among 111 service users, 73 family carers and 216 mental healthcare providers. Many aspects of service user and family carer involvement are achieved to satisfactory levels while other aspects are scarcely realized. Service users and mental healthcare providers perceive family carer involvement as less important and realized than service user involvement. Family carers hold more favorable views on the importance and realization of involvement than do mental healthcare providers. The implementation of stakeholders' involvement in healthcare is ongoing. Notwithstanding great efforts, service users' and family carers' involvement preferences are not yet fully considered. Developing procedures, training and monitoring cycles regarding involvement may enhance this situation.
ISSN: 0010-3853
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Academic Center for General Practice
LUCAS - Centre for Care Research and Consultancy
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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