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Recovery and the role of humility: insights from a case study analysis


Cleary, M and Walter, G and Hungerford, CL, Recovery and the role of humility: insights from a case study analysis, Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 35, (2) pp. 108-13. ISSN 0161-2840 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.3109/01612840.2013.838812


When the individuals comprising a profession are focused more on competition rather than service to others, and when holding a significant place on the world stage is held in higher esteem than meaningful collaboration with the disempowered, is it possible to be truly consumer-centred? This article considers the notion of humility in the context of recovery and the challenges to the effective implementation of recovery-oriented services that have been identified. Insights are drawn from a case study analysis of the implementation of recovery approaches to health care into a publicly-funded mental health service located in Australia. While challenges to the operationalization of recovery are complex, we argue that the professional quality of humility provides an important means by which genuine and meaningful collaboration can be achieved among health professionals, consumers, carers, and other stakeholders.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Health services and systems
Research Field:Mental health services
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Public health (excl. specific population health)
Objective Field:Mental health
UTAS Author:Cleary, M (Professor Michelle Cleary)
ID Code:107465
Year Published:2014
Web of Science® Times Cited:9
Deposited By:Health Sciences
Deposited On:2016-03-16
Last Modified:2017-11-02

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