Vocational rehabilitation: facilitating evidence based practice through participatory action research

Maciver, Donald and Prior, Susan and Forsyth, Kirsty and Meiklejohn, Alison and Irvine, Linda and Walsh, Mike and Pentland, Duncan (2013) Vocational rehabilitation: facilitating evidence based practice through participatory action research. Journal of Mental Health, 22 (2). pp. 183-190. ISSN 0963-8237

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/09638237.2012.734659

Abstract

Background: Improving vocational rehabilitation in line with the current evidence base is an area of considerable interest. Aims: To describe the strategies used by a multidisciplinary team in the initial stages of a participatory action research (PAR) approach to improving a vocational rehabilitation service. Method: A literature review and PAR process were completed. One hundred and fifteen participants engaged in multifaceted data collection and analysis, building consensus around key principles for a new vocational rehabilitation service. Results: A synthesis of our literature review and PAR process was developed into a set of principles for practice which we plan to implement across the service. Conclusions: We have developed methodologies in interdisciplinary collaborations spanning statutory and non-statutory services. We have developed a set of principles for practice and detailed plans for implementation are being drawn up to inform provision in the future.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: School of Health Sciences > Occupational Therapy and Arts Therapies
Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2013 09:36
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2017 15:42
URI: http://eresearch.qmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/3162

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