Journeys Through Mental Illness
Client Experiences and Understandings of Mental Distress
By (author) Juliet Foster
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Journeys Through Mental Illness by Juliet Foster
Book DescriptionMental health problems, and the way we understand them, are a perennial source of fascination, but there is a surprising gap in the literature when it comes to mental health service clients' own understandings of mental ill health. At a time when service users' perspectives are increasingly recognized in healthcare, this seminal book highlights the importance of clients' perceptions of all aspects of mental illness. It examines the implications of these understandings, especially in relation to clients' relationships with services.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781403986252
(216mm x 138mm x 12mm)
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Publish Date: 29-Aug-2007
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Juliet Foster
Performance, Madness and Psychiatry, Hardback (September 2014)
This exciting collection of essays explores the complex area of madness and performance. The book spans from the 18th century to the present and unearths the overlooked history of theatre and performance in, and about, psychiatric asylums and hospitals. The book will appeal to historians, social scientists, theatre scholars, and artists alike.
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At a time when service users' perspectives are increasingly recognized in healthcare, this seminal book highlights the importance of clients' perceptions of all aspects of mental illness. It examines the implications of these understandings, especially in relation to clients' relationships with services.
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Author Biography - Juliet Foster
JULIET FOSTER is Research Fellow in Social Psychology at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge University, UK. The research on which this book is partly based was awarded the BPS Social Psychology Section Annual Award for the Most Outstanding Thesis in Social Psychology, 2002.
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