Good practice guidance for involving carers, family members and close friends of service users in research

Simpson, A. & Repper, J. (2011). Good practice guidance for involving carers, family members and close friends of service users in research. Mental Health Research Network.

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Abstract

Currently, carers are rarely included in the development or implementation of mental health research. However the negative impact of a severe mental health problem is experienced not just by individuals but also by their family and friends. It is estimated that there are 1.5 million carers who have intimate knowledge of this impact. This guide focuses on the valuable role of carers in mental health research. It provides practical and accessible guidance to researchers, commissioners of research, service users and carers. Drawing on a number of case studies, the guidance sets out how carers should be included in research, at what stages of the research process carers can be involved and identifies the core principles for the inclusion of carers.

Item Type: Report
Subjects: R Medicine > RT Nursing
Divisions: School of Health Sciences > Department of Adult Nursing
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/7245

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