As implementation of recovery-oriented practices has proven difficult, this study investigates whether a participatory-inspired approach to implementing and adjusting a recovery-oriented model, RENEW-DK, might facilitate a more recovery-oriented practice among the professionals in public sector services. Ten narrative interviews with professionals was analyzed from a Science and Technology Studies perspective, and special attention was devoted to the concepts of distortion and stigmatization. Despite a one-year participatory process of model adjustment and implementation, professionals experienced RENEW-DK as a distortion and thus shaped their practice of RENEW-DK according to organizational requirements and professional beliefs instead of making their practice more recovery-oriented. The study calls attention to the need to acknowledge contradictions between intentions in general models and values in specific organizations with local norms and practices.
|Journal||Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research|
|Publication status||Published - 2019|
Høj, M., Schepelern Johansen, K., Olesen, B. R., & Arnfred, S. (2019). Negotiating the Practical Meaning of Recovery in a Process of Implementation: An Empirical Investigation of How a Participatory-Inspired Research Approach to Implementation Might Facilitate a More Recovery-Oriented Practice: The Case of RENEW-DK. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, 47, 380–394. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10488-019-00993-4