Publication details for Dr Samantha HallidayRichter, Jörg, Halliday, Samantha, Grømer, L.I. & Dybdahl, R (2009). User and carer involvement in child and adolescent mental health services – a Norwegian staff perspective. Journal of Administration & Policy in Mental Health & Mental Health Services Research 36: 265 - 277.
- Publication type: Journal Article
- ISSN/ISBN: 0894-587X
Author(s) from Durham
This article considers the nature of user involvement (mandated by the Norwegian Health Laws 2001, as amended), presenting the results of an empirical study whereby the Consumer Participation Questionnaire was modified for use by Norwegian CAMHS (child and adolescent mental health service) staff and applied in a cross-sectional investigation of 24 randomly selected CAMHS institutes from two Norwegian health care regions. The article considers the impact of staff attitudes towards user involvement and the problems that arise due to the duality of users (the minor patient and his/her carer).