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Mental illness and recovery: an interpretative phenomenological analysis of the experiences of Black African service users in England

Tuffour, I., Simpson, A. ORCID: 0000-0003-3286-9846 and Reynolds, L. (2019). Mental illness and recovery: an interpretative phenomenological analysis of the experiences of Black African service users in England. Journal of Research in Nursing, 24(1-2), pp. 104-118. doi: 10.1177/1744987118819667

Abstract

Background: Research conceptualising recovery is predominantly Eurocentric. This paper develops the conceptualisation of recovery by Black African service users.

Aims: Our aim was to explore Black African service users’ experiences of recovery from mental illness and to understand how they conceptualise recovery. Methods: Using a qualitative research approach and interpretative phenomenological analysis (IPA), semi-structured interviews were conducted with 12 Black African service users recovering from mental illness in England.

Results: Participants conceptualised recovery as a pragmatic and subjective concept distributed across a continuum of clinical, functional and spiritual dimensions, resilience, identity and their social and cultural backgrounds.

Conclusions: It seems critical for all stakeholders to ensure that these components are embedded in recovery-oriented services for Black African service users.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: Tuffour, I., Simpson, A. and Reynolds, L. (2019). Mental illness and recovery: an interpretative phenomenological analysis of the experiences of Black African service users in England. Journal of Research in Nursing, 24(1-2), pp. 104-118. Copyright © The Author(s) 2018. DOI: 10.1177/1744987118819667.
Publisher Keywords: Black Africans, interpretative phenomenological analysis (IPA), mental illness, recovery, service users
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
Departments: School of Health Sciences > Nursing
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/22047
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