Self-management in mental health: a qualitative study of service-users’ perceptions
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Self-management in mental health: a qualitative study of service-users’ perceptions

Elaine Jane Armstrong Charge nurse, NHS Tayside, Perth

The rationale and aim of the study were to explore mental health service-users’ perceptions of self-management. Participants were recruited from patients who had used statutory services in Scotland in the previous two years. The author wanted to establish whether clinicians are fully supporting individuals to take ownership of their care and treatment by helping them become experts of their lived experience. The study examines aspects of clinical practice from the service-user’s perspective with the view to identifying where improvements can be made. This article focuses on the aspect of self-empowerment.

Mental Health Practice. 20, 4, 33-39. doi: 10.7748/mhp.2016.e1139

Correspondence

e.armstrong2@nhs.net

Peer review

This article has been subject to external double-blind peer review and checked for plagiarism using automated software

Conflict of interest

None declared

Received: 22 November 2015

Accepted: 07 June 2016