This book fills an important niche in the market providingpractical expert advice on the involvement of service users- patients, carers and the public - in nursing andhealthcare research. An invaluable guide for anyone workingor involved in nursing and healthcare research, this book providesa step-by-step guide to the principles and process of involvement,including understanding the rationale for involvement, designinginvolvement, working with service users, and evaluating what hasbeen achieved.
With illustrations, worked examples and tool sheets throughout,this evidence-based guide uses real life examples from recentresearch studies in health and social care research, thus relatingtheory to practice in a meaningful way. The Handbook of ServiceUser Involvement in Nursing & Healthcare Researchintroduces a wide range of key issues, including:
* Why? Why should researchers involve serviceusers?
* How? How can researchers and service users worktogether successfully and productively?
* Who? Who chooses to become involved in research?How are issues of representation anddiversity addressed?
* When? At what stage should service users beinvolved in the research process?