From the Global to the Local

and Operations Priorities made by UNRWA’ Year Operational change implemented Further information on the change 1982 Change: food and relief no longer provided to all registered refugees Beneficiaries: relief only provided to ‘special hardship cases identified by social workers’ Selection criteria: no men aged 19–60 female-headed households over-60s 1994 Change: stopped mental health programmes Reason given: mental health programmes no longer considered beneficial since they are ‘clinical rather than

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This handbook is written for patients and members of the public who want to understand more about the approaches, methods and language used by health-services researchers. Patient and public involvement (PPI) in research is now a requirement of most major health-research programmes, and this book is designed to equip these individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary for meaningful participation. Edited by award-winning mental-health researchers, the book has been produced in partnership with mental-health-service users and carers with experience of research involvement. It includes personal reflections from these individuals alongside detailed information on quantitative, qualitative and health-economics research methods, and comprehensively covers all the basics needed for large-scale health research projects: systematic reviews; research design and analysis using both qualitative and quantitative approaches; health economics; research ethics; impact and dissemination. This book was developed during a five-year research programme funded by the UK’s National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) called Enhancing the Quality of User Involved Care Planning in Mental Health Services (EQUIP). The handbook clearly outlines research practices, and gives an insight into how public and patient representatives can be involved in them and shape decisions. Each chapter ends with a reflective exercise, and there are also some suggested sources of additional reading. People who get involved in health research as experts from experience now have a textbook to support their research involvement journey.

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Anarchist theory and practice in a global age

This book attempts to convey the different sociological contexts for how contemporary anarchist theory and practice is to be understood. It concentrates on the issue of broadening the parameters of how anarchist theory and practice is conceptualized. The book compares the major philosophical differences and strategies between the classical period (what Dave Morland calls 'social anarchism') and the contemporary anti-capitalist movements which he regards as being poststructuralist in nature. It also documents the emergence of the now highly influential anti-technological and anti-civilisational strand in anarchist thought. This offers something of a challenge to anarchism as a political philosophy of the Enlightenment, as well as to other contemporary versions of ecological anarchism and, to some extent, anarcho-communism. The book further provides a snapshot of a number of debates and critical positions which inform contemporary anarchist practice. The specific areas covered offer unique perspectives on sexuality, education, addiction and mental health aspects of socialisation and how this can be challenged at a number of different levels. The fact that anarchism has largely premised its critique on a psychological dimension to power relations, not just a material one, has been an advantage in this respect. Ecological anarchism, which has been the driving force behind much contemporary anarchist theory and practice, has been committed to thinking about the relationships between people and 'nature' in new ways.

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Part 1I Doing The following four chapters provide a snapshot of a number of debates and critical positions which inform contemporary anarchist practice. The specific areas covered offer unique perspectives on aspects of socialisation – sexuality, education, addiction and mental health – and how this can be challenged at a number of different levels. Each of the contributors comes from a specialist professional or activist background (rather than an established academic one), and to varying degrees the chapters bear out points made in Part I, ‘Thinking’ regarding

in Changing anarchism

carers and family members, and other members of the public can be involved in these different research stages, and demonstrate the impact that this involvement can have. Examples of different ways of involving and engaging public members in research studies are drawn from the Enhancing the Quality of User-Involved Care Planning in Mental Health Services (EQUIP) research programme. Learning objectives By the end of this chapter you should be able to: 1. Understand the different stages of the research process 2. Understand the impact of Patient and Public Involvement in

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Designing and road testing new measurement scales

project developed a good quality PROM for assessing user and carer involvement in care planning, the first such measure of its kind in mental health. 83 BEE (RESEARCH) PRINT.indd 83 11/05/2018 16:15 This chapter will examine the origins of measurement scales in research by considering the science of psychological testing. In particular the chapter will provide a brief definition of a measurement scale, outline why scales are used, examine the design and evaluation of scales, discuss what the responses to scales mean, outline advantages and limitations of their use

in A research handbook for patient and public involvement researchers

Disrupting the welfare state’s ‘bonds of love’ If the Children Act 1948 and the publication in 1955 of the Underwood Report of the Committee on Maladjusted Children were significant moments in the formation of government policy towards children based on the Tavistock Model of Human Relationships, then the Mental Health Act 1959, the 1970 Local

in The metamorphosis of autism

outcomes’. Such an approach has had support from Bakare in Nigeria and in other locations where professionals face many economic challenges in establishing effective networks of care and education for children with an autism diagnosis. 126 The approach is also supported by the WHO’s Mental Health Gap Action Programme, which provides guidance to developing countries on how to deal with

in The metamorphosis of autism

This book was developed during a five-year research programme funded by the UK’s National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). This study aimed to improve service user and carer involvement in care planning in mental health services. The study was called Enhancing the Quality of User Involved Care Planning in Mental Health Services (EQUIP). Its aim is to help other public and patient representatives increase their understanding and skills in research methods. The EQUIP programme used a range of different research methods to achieve its goals, and you will read

in A research handbook for patient and public involvement researchers

An overview of the EQUIP study The EQUIP study aimed to improve service user and carer involvement in care planning in mental health services. We co-developed with service users and carers a training package for mental health professionals so that they would be better equipped to involve users and carers in their care. Service users and carers helped to design, shape and conduct the EQUIP study and you can learn more about their experiences in Chapter 1. During the EQUIP programme, we worked with service users and carers to develop a new instrument, a patient

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