08 Oct User involvement in an intervention to reduce compulsory admissions (ReCoN)
User involvement in an intervention to reduce compulsory admissions (ReCoN)
Paper presentation120Solveig Kjus, NTNU social research, Norway; Trond Hatling, NTNU social research, Trondheim, Norway
Van Beuningen ZaalSat 09:00 - 10:30
In this presentation we will describe the role and experiences of user involvement in developing and realizing the ReCoN intervention to reduce the level of compulsory admissions. User involvement was present throughout the process; in planning and writing the application, in the steering group, as peer researcher employed part-time, and direct involvement of persons with lived experience and carers in interviews, dialogue conferences and meetings to develop and monitor the compliance of the intervention. Our ambition was to make the intervention relevant for those receiving mental health services. We will describe and discuss the recruitment of persons with lived experiences and carers, the methods we applied and the challenges we met. The peer researcher’s experiences of participating in the project are described and discussed. The strengths and challenges of having lived experience with coercion are elaborated, including how the peer researcher is met in the project, making these challenges manageable.
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