Suicide, ethics and service-user participation in mental health: a portfolio of related papers

Lakeman, Richard (2009) Suicide, ethics and service-user participation in mental health: a portfolio of related papers. Professional Doctorate (Research) thesis, James Cook University.

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Abstract

Homeless sector workers often encounter the deaths of service users. A modified grounded theory methodology was used to explore how workers make sense of, respond to, and cope with sudden death. In depth interviews were undertaken with 15 paid homeless sector workers who had experienced the death of someone with whom they worked. Transcripts of interviews and field notes were analysed using the constant comparative method and a theory which described the positive framing of death emerged. Dealing with death and trauma is not something that most workers expect when they begin work but exposure to the death of a service user heightens expectations that other service users may be harmed. How workers cope or positively frame death depends on several interlinked processes. These include how the death is encountered, how the worker and others mark the death and the extent that the vulnerability of self, peers and service users is recognised and responded to. Successfully framing death enables the worker to continue working in the sector whilst maintaining enthusiasm for their work and compassion for service users.

Item ID: 38460
Item Type: Thesis (Professional Doctorate (Research))
Keywords: caring; clients; depression; ethics; health care; healthcare; homeless; homelessness; mental health nurses; mental health workers; mental health; mental illness; nursing; psychology; service users; sudden death; suicide
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Publications arising from this thesis are available from the Related URLs field. The publications are:

4.1.1. Lakeman, Richard (2009) Ethics and nursing. In: Barker, Phil, (ed.) Psychiatric and mental health rursing: the craft of caring. Hodder Arnold, London, England, pp. 607-617.

4.1.2. Lakeman, Richard (2006) An anxious profession in an age of fear. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 13 (4). pp. 395-400.

4.1.3. Lakeman, Richard, McGowan, Patrick, and Walsh, Jim (2007) Service users, authority, power and protest: A call for renewed activism. Mental Health Practice, 11 (4). pp. 12-16.

4.1.4. Lakeman, Richard (2008) The medium, the message, and evidence-based practice. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 29 (3). pp. 319-327.

4.1.5. Lakeman, R., and Cutcliffe, J.R. (2009) Misplaced epistemological certainty and pharmaco-centrism in mental health nursing. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 16 (2). pp. 199-205.

4.1.6. Lakeman, Richard, and Cutcliffe, John R. (2010) Challenging normative orthodoxies in depression: Huxley's Utopia or Dante's Inferno? Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, 24 (2). pp. 114-124.

4.1.7. Lakeman, R. (2010) Mental health nursing is not for sale: rethinking nursing's relationship with the pharmaceutical industry. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 17 (2). pp. 172-177.

4.2.1. Lakeman, Richard, and FitzGerald, Mary (2008) How people live with or get over being suicidal: a review of qualitative studies. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 64 (2). pp. 114-126.

4.2.2. Lakeman, Richard, and Fitzgerald, Mary (2009) The ethics of suicide research: the views of ethics committee members. Crisis, 30 (1). pp. 13-19.

4.2.3. Lakeman, Richard, and Fitzgerald, Mary (2009) Ethical suicide research: a survey of researchers. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 18 (1). pp. 10-17.

4.2.4. Lakeman, Richard (2011) How homeless sector workers deal with the death of service users: a grounded theory study. Death Studies, 35 (10). pp. 925-948.

4.3.1. Keen, Tom, and Lakeman, Richard (2009) Collaboration with patients and families. In: Barker, Phil, (ed.) Psychiatric and mental health rursing: the craft of caring. Hodder Arnold, London, England, pp. 149-161.

4.3.2. Lakeman, R. (2008) Family and carer participation in mental health care: perspectives of consumers and carers in hospital and home care settings. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 15 (3). pp. 203-211.

4.3.3. Lakeman, Richard (2008) Practice standards to improve the quality of family and carer participation in adult mental health care: an overview and evaluation. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 17 (1). pp. 44-56.

4.4.1. Lakeman, Richard, and Matthews, Anne (2010) The views and experiences of members of new communities in Ireland: perspectives on mental health and well-being. Translocations: migration and social change, 6 (1).

4.4.2. Lakeman, Richard, and Glasgow, Christine (2009) Introducing peer-group clinical supervision: an action research project. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 18 (3). pp. 204-210.

4.5.1. Lakeman, Ricahrd (2010) Mental health recovery competencies for mental health workers: a Delphi study. Journal of Mental Health, 19 (1). pp. 62-74.

Date Deposited: 18 May 2016 00:20
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1110 Nursing > 111005 Mental Health Nursing @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920410 Mental Health @ 50%
92 HEALTH > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920210 Nursing @ 50%
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