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Partners in projects: preparing for public involvement in health and social care research

Parkes, J., Pyer, M., Wray, P. and Taylor, J. (2014) Partners in projects: preparing for public involvement in health and social care research. Health Policy. 117(3), pp. 399-408. 0168-8510.

Item Type: Article
Abstract: In recent years, several UK and, international funders of health and social care related research have adopted the policy of requiring explicit evidence of the ‘public’ voice in all aspects of project design. For many academic researchers engaged within research, evaluations or audit projects, this formal requirement to actively engage members of the public will present them with both benefits and challenges to securing knowledgeable, skilled, and confident lay representation onto project teams. This could potentially lead to the exploitation of those individuals who are available, appropriately informed, and adequately prepared for such activities. Currently, much of the preparation of patients or members of the public for research involvement tends to be aligned to specific projects; however, with the call for greater active and meaningful involvement of lay representatives in future national and international funding applications, there is clearly a growing need to ‘train’ sufficient numbers of confident and competent representatives to meet this growing demand. This paper describes the development of a specifically designed research awareness training programme and underpinning theoretical model, which has been specifically designed to support active and meaningful lay involvement in research, evaluations and audit projects. Developed over a four year period, the course is a culmination of learning extracted from a series of four completed research projects, which have incorporated an element of public and patient involvement (PPI) training in their overall design.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Public involvement; health research; training model
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General) > R735 Medical education. Medical schools. Research
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology > HV40 Social service. Social work. Charity organization and practice
Creators: Parkes, Jackie, Pyer, Michelle, Wray, Paula and Taylor, Jane
Publisher: Elsevier
Faculties, Divisions and Institutes: University Faculties, Divisions and Research Centres - OLD > Research Centre > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > Centre for Applied Mental Health Research
Research Centres > Centre for Health Sciences and Services
Date: September 2014
Date Type: Publication
Page Range: pp. 399-408
Journal or Publication Title: Health Policy
Volume: 117
Number: 3
Language: English
ISSN: 0168-8510
Status: Published / Disseminated

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