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    Characteristics of mental health recovery narratives: systematic review and narrative synthesis

    Llewellyn-Beardsley, J. and Rennick-Egglestone, R. and Callard, Felicity and Crawford, P. and Farkas, M. and Hui, A. and Manley, D. and McGranahan, R. and Pollock, K. and Ramsay, A. and Sælør, K.T. and Wright, N. and Slade, M. (2019) Characteristics of mental health recovery narratives: systematic review and narrative synthesis. PLoS One , ISSN 1932-6203.

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    Abstract

    Background: Narratives of recovery from mental health distress have played a central role in establishment of the recovery paradigm within mental health policy and practice. As use of recovery narratives increases within services, it is critical to understand how they have been characterised, and what may be missing from their characterisation thus far. The aim of this review was to synthesise published typologies in order to develop a conceptual framework characterising mental health recovery narratives. Method: A systematic review was conducted of published literature on the characteristics of mental health recovery narratives. Narrative synthesis involved identifying characteristics and organising them into dimensions and types; and subgroup analysis based on study quality, narrator involvement in analysis, diagnosis of psychosis and experience of trauma. The synthesis was informed by consultation with a Lived Experience Advisory Panel and an academic panel. The review protocol was pre39 registered (Prospero CRD42018090188). Results: 8951 titles, 366 abstracts and 121 full-text articles published January 2000- July 2018 were screened, of which 45 studies analysing 629 recovery narratives were included. A conceptual framework of mental health recovery narratives was developed, comprising nine dimensions (Genre; Positioning; Emotional Tone; Relationship with Recovery; Trajectory; Use of Turning Points; Narrative Sequence; Protagonists; and Use of Metaphors), each containing between two and six types. Subgroup analysis indicated all dimensions were present across most subgroups, with Turning Points particularly evident in trauma-related studies.

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    Item Type: Article
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > Psychosocial Studies
    Depositing User: Felicity Callard
    Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2019 14:29
    Last Modified: 10 Dec 2019 00:59
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/26785

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