‘More than bricks and mortar’: meaningful care practices in the old state mental hospitals

Calabria, V. ORCID: 0000-0001-8823-8192, Bailey, D. ORCID: 0000-0001-5823-7746 and Bowpitt, G. ORCID: 0000-0002-0554-9444, 2021. ‘More than bricks and mortar’: meaningful care practices in the old state mental hospitals. In: R. Ellis, S. Kendal and S.J. Taylor, eds., Voices in the history of madness: personal and professional perspectives on mental health and illness. Mental health in historical perspectices . Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 191-215. ISBN 9783030695583 (Forthcoming)

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Little is known about how the changing institutional context of inpatient care has impacted upon mental health service users and their experiences of care. This chapter presents findings from a doctoral participatory-led oral history study based on the oral testimonies of Nottingham mental hospitals’ former patients and staff (UK) from the mid-twentieth century to their closure. The voices of patients and staff provide a complex picture of the roles played by staff-patient relationships and others for mental health recovery and the collective sense of loss with the advent of community care. This collaborative research helped generate unique insights into meaningful aspects of care helpful to recovery, lost through the modernisation of mental health services, which in turn offers valuable knowledge that bears on current policy.

Item Type: Chapter in book
Creators: Calabria, V., Bailey, D. and Bowpitt, G.
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Place of Publication: Cham
Date: 13 May 2021
ISBN: 9783030695583
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Record created by: Laura Ward
Date Added: 17 May 2021 13:09
Last Modified: 17 May 2021 13:09
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URI: https://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/42876

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