Implementation of a mental health consumer academic position

Benefits and challenges

Brenda Happell, Julia Bocking, Brett Scholz, Chris Platania-Phung

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Purpose: Academic positions for consumers of mental health services remain rare despite positive evaluation. This paper considers the benefits and challenges of a consumer academician position, from perspectives of stakeholders involved in the implementation. Design and Methods: Qualitative, exploratory involving in-depth interviews with academicians. Thematic analysis identified the main benefits and challenges. Findings: Benefits identified included lived experience perspective and facilitates interaction and reflection; demonstrating recovery and promoting person centered care. Challenges identified included process, too close to home, and too little too late. Practice Implications: Enhanced understanding of consumer academician positions could increase effectiveness and maximize educational opportunity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)175-182
Number of pages8
JournalPerspectives in Psychiatric Care
Volume55
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2019

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Happell, Brenda ; Bocking, Julia ; Scholz, Brett ; Platania-Phung, Chris. / Implementation of a mental health consumer academic position : Benefits and challenges. In: Perspectives in Psychiatric Care. 2019 ; Vol. 55, No. 2. pp. 175-182.
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Implementation of a mental health consumer academic position : Benefits and challenges. / Happell, Brenda; Bocking, Julia; Scholz, Brett; Platania-Phung, Chris.

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