Personal Recovery in relation to Personality Disorder | Seeking to understand service user experiences in community and forensic settings
|Dates:||28 March 2014|
|Times:||14:00 - 15:00|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||Institute of Population Health|
|Who is it for:||Adults, Current University students, University staff|
Host: Centre for Primary Care
About the event:
Most mental health services now state that their goal is to support the personal recovery of individuals with experience of mental disorder. The language of personal recovery seen in individual narrative accounts of service users and the emerging research literature is however quite distinct from that used in traditional psychiatric clinical research. Key themes within the recovery literature seem to relate not only to symptom resolution but also to identity related concepts such as a sense of connectedness, hope, meaning and empowerment. It could be proposed that personal recovery may represent a form of identity work.
Difficulties relating to these recovery themes are particularly apparent in the experience of those with a personality disorder diagnosis. Very little research literature has focussed on the recovery experiences of those with personality disorder and none has focussed on the differences between experience in community and forensic settings - despite the particularly high diagnosis prevalence rates in secure services.
The proposed research project seeks to explore the recovery experiences of those with a personality disorder diagnosis receiving care in both community and forensic settings. It is proposed that greater understanding in this area will benefit the care of these individuals directly, inform future research in terms of consideration of appropriate outcome measures and also provide greater clarity in relation to the nature of personal recovery in general.
Role: NIHR DRF, Forensic Psychiatry Higher Trainee
Organisation: Institute of Brain Behaviour and Mental Health
Travel and Contact Information
Seminar Room, 5th Floor