Although recent years have seen an increased emphasis on involving service users in decisions about their care, there has been limited exploration of the theories and ideologies underpinning the concept..
This paper identifies two approaches to user involvement, each with implications for the extent to which users can be involved in decisions about their care.
The approaches are linked through a'participation continuum'which is a framework through which the concept of user involvement can be explored, and against which practice can be assessed..
The framework must be seen within the context of constraints to user involvement.
A more realistic assessment of the extent to which users can be involved in decisions can then be made and the risks of raising unrealistic expectations avoided.
Mots-clés Pascal : Trouble psychiatrique, Soin, Infirmier, Participation, Prise décision, Traitement, Homme, Article synthèse, Personnel sanitaire
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Mental disorder, Care, Nurse, Participation, Decision making, Treatment, Human, Review, Health staff
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0113991
Code Inist : 002B18A. Création : 22/06/1998.