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:||Health Sciences|
|Research Group:||Health services and systems|
|Research Field:||Mental health services|
|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|
Repository Staff Only: item control page