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Article: Mental health service user participation in Chinese culture: A model of independence or interdependence?

TitleMental health service user participation in Chinese culture: A model of independence or interdependence?
Authors
Issue Date2018
PublisherTaylor & Francis: STM, Behavioural Science and Public Health Titles. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/09638237.asp
Citation
Journal of Mental Health, 2018, v. 27 n. 4, p. 345-351 How to Cite?
AbstractBackground: Current models of user participation in mental health services were developed within Western culture and thus may not be applicable to Chinese communities. Aims: To present a new model of user participation, which emerged from research within a Chinese community, for understanding the processes of and factors influencing user participation in a non-Western culture. Method: Multiple qualitative methods, including focus groups, individual in-depth interviews, and photovoice, were applied within the framework of constructivist grounded theory and collaborative research. Results: Diverging from conceptualizations of user participation with emphasis on civil rights and the individual as a central agent, participants in the study highlighted the interpersonal dynamics between service users and different players affecting the participation intensity and outcomes. They valued a reciprocal relationship with their caregivers in making treatment decisions, cooperated with staff to observe power hierarchies and social harmony, identified the importance of peer support in enabling service engagement and delivery, and emphasized professional facilitation in advancing involvement at the policy level. Conclusions: User participation in Chinese culture embeds dynamic interdependence. The proposed model adds this new dimension to the existing frameworks and calls for attention to the complex local ecology and cultural consistency in realizing user participation.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/259470
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2017 Impact Factor: 1.807
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.771
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dc.contributor.authorTang, JPS-
dc.contributor.authorTse, SSK-
dc.contributor.authorDavidson, L-
dc.contributor.authorCheng, P-
dc.date.accessioned2018-09-03T04:07:53Z-
dc.date.available2018-09-03T04:07:53Z-
dc.date.issued2018-
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Mental Health, 2018, v. 27 n. 4, p. 345-351-
dc.identifier.issn0963-8237-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/259470-
dc.description.abstractBackground: Current models of user participation in mental health services were developed within Western culture and thus may not be applicable to Chinese communities. Aims: To present a new model of user participation, which emerged from research within a Chinese community, for understanding the processes of and factors influencing user participation in a non-Western culture. Method: Multiple qualitative methods, including focus groups, individual in-depth interviews, and photovoice, were applied within the framework of constructivist grounded theory and collaborative research. Results: Diverging from conceptualizations of user participation with emphasis on civil rights and the individual as a central agent, participants in the study highlighted the interpersonal dynamics between service users and different players affecting the participation intensity and outcomes. They valued a reciprocal relationship with their caregivers in making treatment decisions, cooperated with staff to observe power hierarchies and social harmony, identified the importance of peer support in enabling service engagement and delivery, and emphasized professional facilitation in advancing involvement at the policy level. Conclusions: User participation in Chinese culture embeds dynamic interdependence. The proposed model adds this new dimension to the existing frameworks and calls for attention to the complex local ecology and cultural consistency in realizing user participation.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis: STM, Behavioural Science and Public Health Titles. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/09638237.asp-
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Mental Health-
dc.rightsThis is an electronic version of an article published in Journal of Mental Health, 2018, v. 27 n. 4, p. 345-351. Journal of Mental Health is available online at: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/09638237.2017.1417546-
dc.titleMental health service user participation in Chinese culture: A model of independence or interdependence?-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.identifier.emailTang, JPS: psjtang@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailTse, SSK: samsont@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.authorityTang, JPS=rp02325-
dc.identifier.authorityTse, SSK=rp00627-
dc.description.naturepostprint-
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/09638237.2017.1417546-
dc.identifier.hkuros287996-
dc.identifier.volume27-
dc.identifier.issue4-
dc.identifier.spage345-
dc.identifier.epage351-
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000447455200008-
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom-

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