Citizen advocacy observed : Tool or tokenism ?
Citizen advocacy, where a volunteer works in partnership with a vulnerable person, compliments self-and legal advocacy.
In the context of mental health services, citizen advocacy is a tool for enabling and empowering people who use these services, and is founded on the recognition that mental health service users are frequently socially oppressed and disadvantaged.
This article describes the development of a Citizen Advocacy service for people with mental health difficulties, and also the problems they brought to this service.
The problems encountered in sustaining the service are noted and lessons are drawn for the future.
Mots-clés Pascal : Utilisation, Service santé, Santé mentale, Relation individu institution, Traitement communautaire, Psychiatrie communautaire, Volontariat, Homme, Partenariat
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Use, Health service, Mental health, Institution person relation, Community treatment, Community psychiatry, Volunteering, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0134004
Code Inist : 002B18H05B. Création : 21/05/1997.