Trusting on the Edge: Managing Uncertainty and Vulnerability in the Midst of Serious Mental Health Problems by Patrick BrownTrusting on the Edge: Managing Uncertainty and Vulnerability in the Midst of Serious Mental Health Problems by Patrick Brown

Trusting on the Edge: Managing Uncertainty and Vulnerability in the Midst of Serious Mental Health…

byPatrick Brown

Hardcover | June 15, 2012

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A basic component of many social interactions, trust is especially vital within the context of severe mental illness. The heightened uncertainty and vulnerability of psychosis provides researchers a crucible within which to examine a number of questions central to contemporary theoretical debates around the nature of trust. Empirically analyzing how trust between users and providers of mental health services develops or falters, Patrick Brown and Michael Calnan ground these abstract concerns in concrete reality and shed new light on how best to assist this vulnerable population.
Patrick Brown is assistant professor of sociology at the University of Amsterdam. Michael Calnan is professor of medical sociology at the University of Kent and the author of The New Sociology of the Health Service.
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Title:Trusting on the Edge: Managing Uncertainty and Vulnerability in the Midst of Serious Mental Health…Format:HardcoverDimensions:144 pages, 9.5 × 6.75 × 0.6 inPublished:June 15, 2012Publisher:Policy Press at the Univ of BristolLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1847428894

ISBN - 13:9781847428899

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Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction: Risk and trust in late-modern society

1. Investigating trust: some theoretical and methodological underpinnings
2. Constructing knowledge through social interactions: the role of interpersonal trust in negotiating negative institutional conceptions
3. Bridging uncertainty by constructing trust: the rationality of irrational approaches
4. Vulnerability and the 'will to trust'
5. The difficulties of trust-work within a paradigm of risk
6. Trusting on the edge: implications for policy

Appendix
References
Index

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“An important analysis of trust in relation to mental health care, showing clearly how an instrumentalised focus on 'risk' is in crucial respects antithetical to a personal focus required to build trust; and that how well trust is established at one level in an organisation strongly influences its development at others.”--George Szmukler, King's College London