Horsfall, J and Cleary, M and Hunt, GE, Developing Partnerships in Mental Health to Bridge the Research-Practitioner Gap, Perspectives in Psychiatric Care, 47, (1) pp. 6-12. ISSN 0031-5990 (2011) [Refereed Article]
PURPOSE: An overview of approaches used in contemporary mental health research to consider when coordinating research agendas is presented. Connections between the research–practice gap and evidence-based practice are explored. Collaboration, as a key concept and practice, is investigated particularly in relation to community and consumer participation in mental health research.
CONCLUSIONS: Non-commensurate belief systems, inadequate infrastructure, and institutional tendencies maintain the status quo and constitute significant impediments to widespread planned and integrated research programs.
PRACTICE IMPLICATIONS: Communication and trust building between researchers and practitioners is central to developing effective collaborations that can deliver more effective health care.
|Item Type:||Refereed Article|
|Keywords:||Collaborative research;community-based research;consumer research participation;evidence-based practice;mental health;research–practice gap|
|Research Division:||Medical and Health Sciences|
|Research Group:||Public Health and Health Services|
|Research Field:||Mental Health|
|Objective Group:||Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health)|
|Objective Field:||Mental Health|
|UTAS Author:||Cleary, M (Professor Michelle Cleary)|
|Web of Science® Times Cited:||14|
|Deposited By:||Health Sciences|
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