A Department of Health commissioned report has found a "troubling" lack of appreciation for mental health advocacy among some mental health professionals. But what did the social workers interviewed for the research say?
This slideshow contains the quotes from social work staff and approved mental health professionals (AMHPs) interviewed by the researchers.
You'll see one fairly extreme reaction sees an AMHP attack advocates as "amateurs" and a "bloody nuisance", while others view advocacy as key to ensuring service users have a voice.
There are some interesting dilemmas around the distance that advocates should keep from care teams too to ensure independence.
Read the complete post at http://www.communitycare.co.uk/blogs/mental-health/2012/06/revealed-social-workers-views.html
21 Jun 2012 6:14 PM
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