Menu
Login to UWE

Enhancing user involvement through interprofessional education in healthcare: The case of cancer services

Daykin, N., Rimmer, J., Turton, P., Evans, S., Sanidas, M., Tritter, J. and Langton, H. (2002) Enhancing user involvement through interprofessional education in healthcare: The case of cancer services. Learning in Health and Social Care, 1 (3). pp. 122-131. ISSN 1473-6853

Full text not available from this repository

Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1046/j.1473-6861.2002.00018.x

Abstract

Recent developments in UK health policy seek to place the service user at the centre of service delivery, although user involvement is a complex and challenging process. This paper explores the contribution of interprofessional (IP) education to user involvement, focusing on education and training within a UK cancer network. The impact of participation in educational projects on users is explored and the benefits and limitations of IP education are discussed. Triangulation of data from several sources suggests that the contribution of IP education to user involvement is contingent on professional constructions, which include ethical positions that are related closely to issues of power and control. In particular, professional protectionism may represent an ongoing difficulty in user involvement research and development. The research suggests that without dedicated support and training, some professionals are unlikely to engage willingly with involving users in service development.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:user involvement, healthcare, cancer services
Faculty/Department:Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences > Department of Health and Social Sciences
Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences > Department of Nursing and Midwifery
ID Code:316
Deposited By: H. Upload account
Deposited On:21 Jan 2010 13:02
Last Modified:03 Mar 2015 11:40

Request a change to this item

Copyright 2015 © UWE better together