Hearing Voices: Qualitative Inquiry in Early Psychosis by Katherine M. BoydellHearing Voices: Qualitative Inquiry in Early Psychosis by Katherine M. Boydell

Hearing Voices: Qualitative Inquiry in Early Psychosis

EditorKatherine M. Boydell, H. Bruce Ferguson

Paperback | June 1, 2012

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Qualitative methods are increasingly useful as psychiatry shifts from a focus on symptom reduction to enabling people to live satisfying and meaningful lives. It becomes important to achieve a deeper understanding of the ways in which mental illness interferes with everyday life and the ways in which people can learn to manage and minimize illness in order to pursue their lives as fully as possible. Although qualitative methods in psychiatry have seen a dramatic upsurge, relatively few published studies use such methods specifically to explore the lives, socio-culturally and experientially, of those with first-episode psychosis.

This book highlights qualitative research in early psychosis. The first half of the book centres on the individual lived experience of psychosis—from the perspective of the individual, the family, and the practitioner. The second half moves from the micro level to the macro, focusing on broader system issues, including medical trainees’ encounters with first-episode psychosis in the emergency room and the implementation of first-episode clinics in the UK and Australia. This text is timely, as the proliferation of early-psychosis clinics worldwide demands that we inquire into the subjective experience of those impacted by psychosis and the social contexts within which it occurs and is lived out.

Hearing Voices is the first in a series of titles from The Community Health Systems Resource Group at The Hospital for Sick Children. This series will educate researchers, policy-makers, students, practitioners, and interested stakeholders on such topics as early intervention in psychosis, aggressive-behaviour problems, eating-related disorders, and marginalized youth in educational contexts.

Katherine M. Boydell is a senior scientist in the Community Health Systems Resource Group and Scientific Director of Qualitative Inquiry in Child Health Evaluative Services at the Hospital for Sick Children, and an associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry and the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toron...
Title:Hearing Voices: Qualitative Inquiry in Early PsychosisFormat:PaperbackDimensions:165 pages, 9.05 × 6.05 × 0.48 inPublished:June 1, 2012Publisher:Hospital for Sick ChildrenLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1554582636

ISBN - 13:9781554582631


Table of Contents

Table of Contents for
Hearing Voices: Qualitative Inquiry in Early Psychosis, edited by Katherine M. Boydell and H. Bruce Ferguson

Preface | Katherine Boydell, University of Toronto

List of Abbreviations

Introduction to Early Intervention in First Episode Psychosis | Jean Addington, University of Calgary

Chapter 1: Recognition of Psychosis in the Pathway to Mental Health Care | Katherine M. Boydell, Elaine Stasiulis, Brenda M. Gladstone, Tiziana Volpe, Jean Addington, Paula Goering, Terry Krupa, and Elizabeth McCay, University of Toronto, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Queen’s University, and Ryerson University

Chapter 2: Help-Seeking Experiences of Youth with First Episode Psychosis: A Research-Based Dance Production | Katherine M. Boydell, Siona Jackson, and John S. Strauss, University of Toronto and Yale University

Chapter 3: Qualitative Research with Families of First Episode and Prodromal Patients | Ruth Gerson and Cheryl Corcoran, Columbia University

Chapter 4: Primary Care Perspectives of First Episode Psychosis | Helen Lester, University of Manchester

Chapter 5: Hearing Echoes: Image Identification and the Clinicians’ (Learning) Experience with Early Intervention | Joan McIlwrick, University of Calgary

Chapter 6: Promoting Constructive Change in the Service System: A Qualitative Study of Change in Staff Attitudes with the Implementation of Early Intervention in Psychosis | Alan Rosen, Joanne Gorrell, Alison Cornish, Vivienne Miller, Chris Tennant, Louise Nash, and Dianne McKay, University of Melbourne

Chapter 7: Ironic Interventions: Balancing Risks and Rewards in First Episode Psychosis via Qualitative Inquiry | Sue E. Estroff, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Conclusion | Katherine M. Boydell, H. Bruce Ferguson, and Sarah J. Bovaird, University of Toronto


Editorial Reviews

``Hearing Voices is a beautiful volume that uniquely captures the history and movement of first episode clinics. It is an outstanding reference book for all who wish to study and understand the importance and effectiveness of early intervention and treatment of first-episode psychosis from a holistic and recovery-oriented perspective. The writers present the lived experiences and voices of patients, family members and service providers, making Hearing Voices a clear narrative of insightful experiential knowledge.'' - Chris Summerville - 201206