Evidence in Mental Health Care / Edition 1

Evidence in Mental Health Care / Edition 1

by Stefan Priebe, Mike Slade, Priebe Stefan
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415236924

ISBN-13: 9780415236928

Pub. Date: 03/01/2002

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Mental health care increasingly faces a challenge to be 'evidence based'. However, despite much policy activity in the UK, it's still not clear what sort of evidence researchers should be producing for mental health services, or what purchasers should be looking for. Evidence in Mental Health Care evaluates a range of different research methodologies and

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Overview

Mental health care increasingly faces a challenge to be 'evidence based'. However, despite much policy activity in the UK, it's still not clear what sort of evidence researchers should be producing for mental health services, or what purchasers should be looking for. Evidence in Mental Health Care evaluates a range of different research methodologies and types of 'evidence', and includes:

* a historical and conceptual analysis of what was regarded as evidence in the past, and what impact it has had in mental health care
* a presentation of different methodological approaches, and a discussion of their strengths and weaknesses in providing evidence
* how evidence is applied in different treatment and care modalities
* different angles on the way forward for providing appropriate evidence to improve current mental health care.

Evidence in Mental Health Care will prove vital for the successful extension of evidence-based evaluation to mental health services in general. It will be essential reading for researchers, students and practitioners across the range of mental health disciplines, health service managers and purchasers of services.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415236928
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/01/2002
Pages:
286
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

List of figures
List of boxes
List of tables
List of contributors
Foreword
Preface
1Knowledge in the human sciences3
2Evidence in mental health: a historical analysis11
3Influence of evidence on mental health care over the last 200 years21
4The influence of evidence on mental health care developments in the UK since 198028
5The influence and role of evidence in the United States40
6Evidence - the postmodern perspective53
7Randomised controlled trials - misunderstanding, fraud and spin59
8Systematic reviews and meta-analyses72
9Mental health services research81
10Conceptual limitations of randomised controlled trials101
11The role of qualitative research methods in evidence-based mental health care109
12Studying psychiatric practice without P values: what is the place of anthropological inquiry?126
13Individual case studies142
14Applying the evidence: pharmacotherapies161
15The outcome of psychoanalysis: the hope for the future177
16Applying the evidence in psychological therapies186
17Evidence in social care: the policy context193
18A User/Survivor perspective: what's behind the evidence?207
19The policy perspective: what evidence is influential?215
20The researcher's perspective: which evidence can be delivered?226
21Evidence in the twenty-first century: the way forward229
References235

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