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Introducing peer worker roles into UK mental health service teams: a qualitative analysis of the organisational benefits and challenges

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Health Services Research, May 2013
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Title
Introducing peer worker roles into UK mental health service teams: a qualitative analysis of the organisational benefits and challenges
Published in
BMC Health Services Research, May 2013
DOI 10.1186/1472-6963-13-188
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Authors

Steve G Gillard, Christine Edwards, Sarah L Gibson, Katherine Owen, Christine Wright

Abstract

The provision of peer support as a component of mental health care, including the employment of Peer Workers (consumer-providers) by mental health service organisations, is increasingly common internationally. Peer support is strongly advocated as a strategy in a number of UK health and social care policies. Approaches to employing Peer Workers are proliferating. There is evidence to suggest that Peer Worker-based interventions reduce psychiatric inpatient admission and increase service user (consumer) empowerment. In this paper we seek to address a gap in the empirical literature in understanding the organisational challenges and benefits of introducing Peer Worker roles into mental health service teams.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Portugal 2 1%
Switzerland 1 <1%
Uganda 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
New Zealand 1 <1%
Unknown 174 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 31 17%
Student > Master 30 17%
Student > Ph. D. Student 25 14%
Unspecified 19 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 19 11%
Other 39 22%
Unknown 17 9%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 47 26%
Social Sciences 37 21%
Medicine and Dentistry 27 15%
Unspecified 19 11%
Nursing and Health Professions 14 8%
Other 18 10%
Unknown 18 10%

Attention Score in Context

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#12,172,257
of 19,140,651 outputs
Outputs from BMC Health Services Research
#4,563
of 6,451 outputs
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#96,296
of 169,949 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Health Services Research
#8
of 9 outputs
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