‘To be treated as a human’

Using co-production to explore experts by experience involvement in mental health nursing education – The COMMUNE project

Aine Horgan, Fionnuala Manning, Julia Bocking, Brenda Happell, Mari Lahti, Rory Doody, Martha Griffin, Stephen K. Bradley, Siobhan Russell, Einar Bjornsson, Moira O'Donovan, Liam MacGabhann, Eileen Savage, Jarmo Pulli, John Goodwin, Kornelis Jan van der Vaart, Hazel O'Sullivan, Claire Dorrity, Heikki Ellila, Jerry Allon & 4 others Elisabeth Hals, Jan Sitvast, Arild Granerud, Pall Biering

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

10 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Increasingly, experts as deemed by personal experience or mental health service use, are involved in the education of nurses; however, accompanying research is limited and focuses primarily on opinions of nurse educators and students. The aim of this study was to develop an understanding of the potential contribution to mental health nursing education by those with experience of mental health service use. The research was part of the international COMMUNE (Co-production of Mental Health Nursing Education) project, established to develop and evaluate co-produced mental health content for undergraduate nursing students. A qualitative descriptive design was adopted with data collected through focus group interviews in seven sites across Europe and Australia. Experts by experience (people with experience of distress, service use, and recovery) co-produced the project in partnership with nursing academics. Co-production enriched the process of data collection and facilitated the analysis of data from multiple perspectives. Two themes are presented in this paper. The first focuses on how experts by experience can enhance students’ understanding of recovery by seeing the strengths inherent in the ‘human’ behind the diagnostic label. The second highlights the importance of communication and self-reflection on personal values, where students can explore their own thoughts and feelings about mental distress alongside those with lived experience. Interacting with experts by experience in the classroom can assist in challenging stigmatizing attitudes prior to nursing placements. These findings can be used to inform international nursing curricula by increasing the focus on nursing skills valued by those who use the services.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1282-1291
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Journal of Mental Health Nursing
Volume27
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2018

Fingerprint

Psychiatric Nursing
Nursing Education
Health Education
Nursing
Mental Health Services
Students
Personal Health Services
Nurses
Nursing Students
Focus Groups
Research
Curriculum
Mental Health
Emotions
Communication
Interviews
Education

Cite this

Horgan, Aine ; Manning, Fionnuala ; Bocking, Julia ; Happell, Brenda ; Lahti, Mari ; Doody, Rory ; Griffin, Martha ; Bradley, Stephen K. ; Russell, Siobhan ; Bjornsson, Einar ; O'Donovan, Moira ; MacGabhann, Liam ; Savage, Eileen ; Pulli, Jarmo ; Goodwin, John ; van der Vaart, Kornelis Jan ; O'Sullivan, Hazel ; Dorrity, Claire ; Ellila, Heikki ; Allon, Jerry ; Hals, Elisabeth ; Sitvast, Jan ; Granerud, Arild ; Biering, Pall. / ‘To be treated as a human’ : Using co-production to explore experts by experience involvement in mental health nursing education – The COMMUNE project. In: International Journal of Mental Health Nursing. 2018 ; Vol. 27, No. 4. pp. 1282-1291.
@article{0c61b165fbe543e8929ea7ae038f4f55,
title = "‘To be treated as a human’: Using co-production to explore experts by experience involvement in mental health nursing education – The COMMUNE project",
abstract = "Increasingly, experts as deemed by personal experience or mental health service use, are involved in the education of nurses; however, accompanying research is limited and focuses primarily on opinions of nurse educators and students. The aim of this study was to develop an understanding of the potential contribution to mental health nursing education by those with experience of mental health service use. The research was part of the international COMMUNE (Co-production of Mental Health Nursing Education) project, established to develop and evaluate co-produced mental health content for undergraduate nursing students. A qualitative descriptive design was adopted with data collected through focus group interviews in seven sites across Europe and Australia. Experts by experience (people with experience of distress, service use, and recovery) co-produced the project in partnership with nursing academics. Co-production enriched the process of data collection and facilitated the analysis of data from multiple perspectives. Two themes are presented in this paper. The first focuses on how experts by experience can enhance students’ understanding of recovery by seeing the strengths inherent in the ‘human’ behind the diagnostic label. The second highlights the importance of communication and self-reflection on personal values, where students can explore their own thoughts and feelings about mental distress alongside those with lived experience. Interacting with experts by experience in the classroom can assist in challenging stigmatizing attitudes prior to nursing placements. These findings can be used to inform international nursing curricula by increasing the focus on nursing skills valued by those who use the services.",
keywords = "co-production, COMMUNE, expert by experience, mental health, mental health nursing, service user",
author = "Aine Horgan and Fionnuala Manning and Julia Bocking and Brenda Happell and Mari Lahti and Rory Doody and Martha Griffin and Bradley, {Stephen K.} and Siobhan Russell and Einar Bjornsson and Moira O'Donovan and Liam MacGabhann and Eileen Savage and Jarmo Pulli and John Goodwin and {van der Vaart}, {Kornelis Jan} and Hazel O'Sullivan and Claire Dorrity and Heikki Ellila and Jerry Allon and Elisabeth Hals and Jan Sitvast and Arild Granerud and Pall Biering",
year = "2018",
month = "8",
doi = "10.1111/inm.12435",
language = "English",
volume = "27",
pages = "1282--1291",
journal = "The Australian and New Zealand journal of mental health nursing",
issn = "1324-3780",
publisher = "Wiley-Blackwell",
number = "4",

}

Horgan, A, Manning, F, Bocking, J, Happell, B, Lahti, M, Doody, R, Griffin, M, Bradley, SK, Russell, S, Bjornsson, E, O'Donovan, M, MacGabhann, L, Savage, E, Pulli, J, Goodwin, J, van der Vaart, KJ, O'Sullivan, H, Dorrity, C, Ellila, H, Allon, J, Hals, E, Sitvast, J, Granerud, A & Biering, P 2018, '‘To be treated as a human’: Using co-production to explore experts by experience involvement in mental health nursing education – The COMMUNE project', International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, vol. 27, no. 4, pp. 1282-1291. https://doi.org/10.1111/inm.12435

‘To be treated as a human’ : Using co-production to explore experts by experience involvement in mental health nursing education – The COMMUNE project. / Horgan, Aine; Manning, Fionnuala; Bocking, Julia; Happell, Brenda; Lahti, Mari; Doody, Rory; Griffin, Martha; Bradley, Stephen K.; Russell, Siobhan; Bjornsson, Einar; O'Donovan, Moira; MacGabhann, Liam; Savage, Eileen; Pulli, Jarmo; Goodwin, John; van der Vaart, Kornelis Jan; O'Sullivan, Hazel; Dorrity, Claire; Ellila, Heikki; Allon, Jerry; Hals, Elisabeth; Sitvast, Jan; Granerud, Arild; Biering, Pall.

In: International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, Vol. 27, No. 4, 08.2018, p. 1282-1291.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

TY - JOUR

T1 - ‘To be treated as a human’

T2 - Using co-production to explore experts by experience involvement in mental health nursing education – The COMMUNE project

AU - Horgan, Aine

AU - Manning, Fionnuala

AU - Bocking, Julia

AU - Happell, Brenda

AU - Lahti, Mari

AU - Doody, Rory

AU - Griffin, Martha

AU - Bradley, Stephen K.

AU - Russell, Siobhan

AU - Bjornsson, Einar

AU - O'Donovan, Moira

AU - MacGabhann, Liam

AU - Savage, Eileen

AU - Pulli, Jarmo

AU - Goodwin, John

AU - van der Vaart, Kornelis Jan

AU - O'Sullivan, Hazel

AU - Dorrity, Claire

AU - Ellila, Heikki

AU - Allon, Jerry

AU - Hals, Elisabeth

AU - Sitvast, Jan

AU - Granerud, Arild

AU - Biering, Pall

PY - 2018/8

Y1 - 2018/8

N2 - Increasingly, experts as deemed by personal experience or mental health service use, are involved in the education of nurses; however, accompanying research is limited and focuses primarily on opinions of nurse educators and students. The aim of this study was to develop an understanding of the potential contribution to mental health nursing education by those with experience of mental health service use. The research was part of the international COMMUNE (Co-production of Mental Health Nursing Education) project, established to develop and evaluate co-produced mental health content for undergraduate nursing students. A qualitative descriptive design was adopted with data collected through focus group interviews in seven sites across Europe and Australia. Experts by experience (people with experience of distress, service use, and recovery) co-produced the project in partnership with nursing academics. Co-production enriched the process of data collection and facilitated the analysis of data from multiple perspectives. Two themes are presented in this paper. The first focuses on how experts by experience can enhance students’ understanding of recovery by seeing the strengths inherent in the ‘human’ behind the diagnostic label. The second highlights the importance of communication and self-reflection on personal values, where students can explore their own thoughts and feelings about mental distress alongside those with lived experience. Interacting with experts by experience in the classroom can assist in challenging stigmatizing attitudes prior to nursing placements. These findings can be used to inform international nursing curricula by increasing the focus on nursing skills valued by those who use the services.

AB - Increasingly, experts as deemed by personal experience or mental health service use, are involved in the education of nurses; however, accompanying research is limited and focuses primarily on opinions of nurse educators and students. The aim of this study was to develop an understanding of the potential contribution to mental health nursing education by those with experience of mental health service use. The research was part of the international COMMUNE (Co-production of Mental Health Nursing Education) project, established to develop and evaluate co-produced mental health content for undergraduate nursing students. A qualitative descriptive design was adopted with data collected through focus group interviews in seven sites across Europe and Australia. Experts by experience (people with experience of distress, service use, and recovery) co-produced the project in partnership with nursing academics. Co-production enriched the process of data collection and facilitated the analysis of data from multiple perspectives. Two themes are presented in this paper. The first focuses on how experts by experience can enhance students’ understanding of recovery by seeing the strengths inherent in the ‘human’ behind the diagnostic label. The second highlights the importance of communication and self-reflection on personal values, where students can explore their own thoughts and feelings about mental distress alongside those with lived experience. Interacting with experts by experience in the classroom can assist in challenging stigmatizing attitudes prior to nursing placements. These findings can be used to inform international nursing curricula by increasing the focus on nursing skills valued by those who use the services.

KW - co-production

KW - COMMUNE

KW - expert by experience

KW - mental health

KW - mental health nursing

KW - service user

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85041025154&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1111/inm.12435

DO - 10.1111/inm.12435

M3 - Article

VL - 27

SP - 1282

EP - 1291

JO - The Australian and New Zealand journal of mental health nursing

JF - The Australian and New Zealand journal of mental health nursing

SN - 1324-3780

IS - 4

ER -