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Struggling for subversion: Service user movements and limits to the impact of client led accountability
(Gylphi, Canterbury, 2012-09)
Since the invention of the service user as a medico-political category, service user involvement has been advocated by policymakers and researchers as a way of empowering clients and ensuring service responsiveness and ...
Responsibilization and recovery: shifting responsibilities on the journey through mental health care to social engagement
(Palgrave Macmillan, 2019-02-22)
This paper examines the trajectory of 32 service users through the mental health care system on the path to recovery. It offers a critical appraisal of the processes whereby mental health and social care services attempt ...
The rise of the service user: Are some service users more equal than others?
(Lawrence and Wishart, 2008)
Our authorship of this article reflects our standpoints as a long term service user with bipolar disorder (SB), her carer (BB) and a social work practitioner turned educator (HG). During the course of SB's struggle with ...