Three separate focus groups were conducted to compare the views of service users, carers and specialist health professionals on community services for adults with psychosis and learning disabilities. Participants were asked which staff, treatments or interventions and methods of working or style of service organisation make a significant contribution to helping people with psychosis and learning disabilities. Although there were few direct contradictions or conflicts between the three groups, the priorities of service users, carers and professionals often differed. Development of community services for adults with psychosis and learning disabilities should incorporate the views of service users and their carers as well as clinicians.
Hemmings, C., Underwood, L. and Bouras, N. (2009), "What should community services provide for adults with psychosis and learning disabilities? A comparison of the views of service users, carers and professionals", Advances in Mental Health and Learning Disabilities, Vol. 3 No. 3, pp. 22-27. https://doi.org/10.1108/17530180200900027Download as .RIS
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