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    Beyond the moment: Influence of a co-facilitated education intervention on practitioners’ recovery beliefs and practices


    Higgins, Agnes and Murphy, Rebecca and Downes, Carmel and Barry, Jennifer and Monahan, Mark and Doyle, Louise and Gibbons, Patrick (2020) Beyond the moment: Influence of a co-facilitated education intervention on practitioners’ recovery beliefs and practices. International Journal Mental Health Nursing, 29. pp. 1067-1078. ISSN 1447-0349

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    Abstract

    Despite health policy and research increasingly advocating for recovery-enabling principles to be better integrated into mental health services, finding solutions to enhance the translation of recovery policy into practice remains a challenge. This study sought to understand whether a co-facilitated group education intervention for service users and family members reached beyond the intervention and impacted the everyday recovery promoting beliefs and practices of the practitioners involved and the wider organization. The study employed a qualitative design involving semi-structured interviews with a purposively selected sample of 28 participants (mental health nurses and other members of the multidisciplinary team) who were involved in delivering the intervention. Data were analysed using thematic analysis, with the assistance of NVivo. Participants reported that not only did involvement with the programmes help them reconnect with the contextual realities of service user and family members lived experience, but it enabled them to move beyond traditional power relationships and pathologizing discourses. Having engaged with and experienced the feasibility and positive impact of the co-facilitation process practitioners’ self-efficacy around partnership working and co-production was enhanced. In addition, those involved demonstrated a willingness to challenge paternalistic practices and advocate for the perspectives of service users and families to be further embedded within the organizational infrastructure and operational spaces. Providing mental health practitioners with real-life examples of partnership working and peer support in action within a co-facilitated psychoeducation context has potential to be a forum for promoting second-order change around recovery-oriented practice within mental health services.

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: To cite: Higgins, A., Murphy, R., Downes, C., Barry, J., Monahan, M., Doyle, L. and Gibbons, P. (2020), Beyond the moment: Influence of a co-facilitated education intervention on practitioners’ recovery beliefs and practices. Int. J. Mental Health Nurs., 29: 1067-1078. https://doi.org/10.1111/inm.12740
    Keywords: education; implementation science; mental health recovery; mental health services; organizational change;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Psychology
    Item ID: 15081
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1111/inm.12740
    Depositing User: Rebecca Murphy
    Date Deposited: 01 Dec 2021 16:15
    Journal or Publication Title: International Journal Mental Health Nursing
    Publisher: Wiley
    Refereed: Yes
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