Recovery from schizophrenia: Developing context utilising the literature

Ford, Keith (2016) Recovery from schizophrenia: Developing context utilising the literature. Mental Health and Social Inclusion, 20 (3). pp. 187-196. ISSN 2042-8308

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/MHSI-01-2016-0003

Abstract

Purpose - Recovery has been debated mental health for some time. Attempts to clarify and make recovery operational have served to add confusion and uncertainty. This has failed to unite service users and service providers due to differing approaches, despite the rhetoric. This review of the literature serves to offer an overview and to position the context from a humanistic and salutogenic perspective appreciating new approaches and influences for people in their journey of recovery having been given a diagnosis of schizophrenia.

Design/methodology/approach - All literature available could not be included and therefore the author did not select papers purely demonstrating outcome statistics. The preference was to address papers looking at the connections people have and the important factors they feel contribute towards recovery.

Findings - An agreed definition of recovery cannot be established, but differing perspectives need to be appreciated and considered if recovery is to be successfully achieved. Some mental health practitioners may feel they have an understanding of recovery, yet evidence continues to point to the uncertainty in practice and delivery of services. Newer incentives and recovery networks are establishing themselves to meet areas missed by traditional approaches.

Originality/value - The value of this literature review is to highlight some of the areas already observed and to provoke the potential for fresh thinking in relation to a salutogenic approach taking into account the perceptions of the stakeholder groups. This would enable people to re-evaluate their thoughts and practice and contextualise where we are in relation to recovery for people diagnosed with schizophrenia.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: salutogenesis, schizophrenia
Subjects: B700 Nursing
B900 Others in Subjects allied to Medicine
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > School of Health, Community and Education Studies > Public Health and Wellbeing
Depositing User: Nicola King
Date Deposited: 11 Jul 2016 15:32
Last Modified: 16 Aug 2017 19:51
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/26752

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