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Increasing consumer consultation is a priority for those involved in health and social care research and practice, with promoting greater public participation being widely accepted as ‘ a good thing ’ (Reason, 1994: 3). However, whilst such consultation may improve the quality of research and...
It makes sense to involve people in the services being provided for them, with benefits to be gained for all involved. For older people their participation can aid ownership and inclusion, thus promoting citizenship, particularly on the part of those who have previously been excluded (Barnes,...
This article describes a research study conducted in Brisbane, Australia, that sought to establish older people's views on what contributes to their quality of life in residential settings. Focus group interviews were used to explore the key aspects of residential life that equated with a...
Commentators have highlighted the growing political and research interest in user involvement, with particular reference to social policy (Kemshall & Littlechild, 2000). Beresford (2002) has noted the tendency to present it as a ‘good thing’ pointing out, however, that it has both liberatory but...
This article describes a partnership project between staff, residents and relatives at a nursing home for older people with dementia, and researchers at the University of Sheffield. The aim of the partnership is to develop care within the home and to create a positive environment for living,...
This paper provides an account of how family carers were involved in a longitudinal research study that aimed to investigate the needs of ‘new’ family carers of stroke survivors. An account of how the researcher involved carers is provided, followed by one carer's description of the benefits and...
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