Aim: To explore the current literature on service user participation in mental health nursing care and the effectiveness of participation practices. Background: Service user involvement in mental health nursing is a requirement of current practice including research and education. A review of the literature was undertaken as part of a research study on involvement practices in mental health nursing. Method: Original research documents were explored that related to participation in mental health nursing practice. The review included mental health nursing research, education and practice in order to capture the extensive areas of practice. Findings: There are various levels of participation occurring within mental health nursing. The review identified that there is a need for training and knowledge development in order to become familiar with the different levels and develop participation in practice. Conclusion: Information and training in mental health nursing would develop knowledge of participation practices and empower service users to have more control.
How to CiteLloyd M. (2010) “Participation in Practice A Review of Service User Involvement in Mental Health Nursing”, Mental Health and Learning Disabilities Research and Practice. 7(2). doi: https://doi.org/10.5920/mhldrp.2010.72195