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Social care, service users and user involvement

Author: Peter Beresford; Sarah Carr
Publisher: London ; Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2012.
Series: Research highlights in social work, 55.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

This book provides a definitive critical introduction to service user views and involvement. It addresses both the theoretical and practical issues of service user involvement, and includes  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Beresford; Sarah Carr
ISBN: 9781849050753 1849050759
OCLC Number: 785871063
Description: 288 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Social Care, Service Users andUser Involvement; Foreword; Introduction; 1. The Theory and Philosophy Behind User Involvement; 2. Participation, Resistance and Change: Examining Influenceson the Impact of Service User Participation; 3. Service User Involvement --
What It Is and What It CouldBe: Lessons from the Standards We Expect Project; 4. Reclaiming Community Work for Involvement in Social Care; 5. Rainbow Quality System: User-led Innovation inQuality Assurance. 6. Co-production in Evaluation and Outcomes: Lessonsfrom Working with Older People in Designing andUndertaking Research Initiatives on Older People'sLives, Independence and Wellbeing7. Involving Ethnically Diverse Service Users in the ResearchProcess: Alliances and Action; 8. Researching Continuity of Care in Mental Health: WhatDifference Does Holding a Survivor Researcher IdentityMake?; 9. Involving a Marginalized Group in Research and Analysis -People with Life Limiting Conditions: Issues and Gains; 10. The Key Contributions of User-led Services: What does theEvidence Tell Us? 11. No Blame, No Shame: Towards a Social Model of AlcoholDependency --
A Story from Emancipatory Research12. 'There's No Point in Doing Research if No One Wantsto Listen': Identifying LGBT Needs and Effecting 'PositiveSocial Change' for LGBT People in Brighton and Hove; 13. Involving Children and Young People in Research:Principles into Practice; 14. 'Involving People with Learning Difficulties andSelf-advocacy'; Conclusion: The Personal is still Political; The Contributors; Subject Index; Author Index; Blank Page.
Series Title: Research highlights in social work, 55.
Responsibility: edited by Peter Beresford and Sarah Carr ; foreword by Simon Denegri.
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Overall, this is a very worthwhile book, well compiled and presented and particularly suited to social and health care practitioners, academics and students. It provides ample justification for the Read more...

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