The practitioner/survivor hybrid: an emerging anti-stigmatising resource in mental health care
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The practitioner/survivor hybrid: an emerging anti-stigmatising resource in mental health care

Amy Marie Barlow Mental health nursing student, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Brighton
Alec Grant Reader in mental health, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Brighton

This article, which uses a dialogue between a mental health nursing student and an academic, aims to promote hybridity as an anti-stigmatising resource in mental health work. To achieve this aim, both authors disclose significant details of their past mental health difficulties in a relational autoethnographic dialogue, with excerpts from the first author's academic assignment work. This highlights the importance of hybrid ‘practitioner-survivor’ identity as an ethical imperative in collapsing the boundaries between professional and user narratives in emancipatory mental health practice.

Mental Health Practice. doi: 10.7748/mhp.2016.e1065

Correspondence

A.Grant@brighton.ac.uk

Peer review

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

Received: 26 February 2015

Accepted: 12 June 2015

Published online: 13 July 2016

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