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Transplanting recovery: Research and practice in the Nordic countries
Dalarna Högskola.
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
2013 (English)In: Journal of Mental Health, ISSN 0963-8237, E-ISSN 1360-0567, Vol. 22, no 6, 563-569 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background: The conceptual framework which describes recovery from mental illness is based primarily on studies conducted in English-speaking countries. Knowledge and development of recovery orientation within other cultures and mental health systems is still limited. Aim: The aim of this study was to compile, describe and discuss the research on personal recovery and recovery-oriented practice within the psychiatric and social fields in the Nordic countries. Method: A systematic literature review of Nordic research on recovery from mental illness. Results: The research literature is limited, and primarily replicates designs and confirms findings first presented in studies conducted in the USA and Great Britain. The majority of the studies are qualitative, and point to the importance of social relations, environmental factors and peer support. Conclusions: There is a need to identify and describe factors in Nordic mental health systems that may influence the recovery process. A corresponding challenge will be to translate and further develop outcome indicators that can promote a recovery-oriented health system.

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Informa Healthcare, 2013. Vol. 22, no 6, 563-569 p.
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recovery, mental illness, literature review
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Social Work Psychology
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-84061DOI: 10.3109/09638237.2013.815337OAI: diva2:679334
Available from: 2013-12-14 Created: 2013-12-14 Last updated: 2014-01-28Bibliographically approved

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