Researchers Outline Coproduction Framework for Inpatient Mental Health

This report by Richard Sears has been published by Mad in America. It begins:

“In a new article published in Academic Quarter, Michael John Norton and Calvin Swords explore coproduction in acute inpatient mental health services.

The authors examine the dominance of the biomedical model in mental health and how it makes genuine co-production difficult, substituting a tokenistic approach that merely pays lip service to honoring the experience of service users while reinforcing the power differential between providers and service users.

Drawing on the work of Elinor Ostrom and Edgar Cahn, the authors discuss the lived experience of service users as well as a social constructionism approach as it relates to coproduction in mental health. The present research presents lived experience, and social construction theory as possible ways practitioners can introduce co-production in a meaningful way to recovery-oriented mental health services …”

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