Melissa M. Park


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Recent Research Projects

Moving With and Tuning In: A participatory mixed methods study to foster social inclusion of individuals with dementia and their carers

2016/17-2020/21 • $316,341 • PI,CO,Other
One of the most insidious consequences of dementia is the rupture of relationships, which occurs both between the individual with dementia and his/her primary caregiver (the dyad), and between the dyad and other members of society. As a result, both members of the dyad suffer from a loss of...

Beyond tokenism: A mixed methods study on the tools of engagement for sustainable patient-provider partnerships using participatory approaches

2017/18 • $30,000 • PI,CO,Other
Despite widespread recognition that the experiential knowledge of patients and communities is an invaluable complement to the scientific knowledge of providers, there is a limited number of successful examples patient-provider partnerships. In most cases, patient engagement is short term,...

Transforming mental health services: A participatory mixed methods study to promote and evaluate the implementation of recovery-oriented care

2013/14-2016/17 • $129,758 • PI,CO,Other
Since its creation in 2007, the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) has worked collaboratively across all provinces to publish a new framework for a Canadian mental health strategy. This federal document has now been mandated as policy for implementation, between 2012-2017. The proposed...

Interfacing biomusic and autism: what are the everyday ethics of representing the physiology of what moves us

2016/17 • $25,000 • PI,CO
The purpose of our project is to support a citizen-led initiative to create the first autism-friendly city in Canada. The increasing global prevalence rates of autism, associated stigma, and resulting social exclusion requires innovative collaboration across different sectors of society. In this...

A mixed qualitative study on the ethics of transforming care: Examining the development and implementation of Canada's first mental health strategy

2015/16 • $99,972 • PI,CO,Other
There is a continuing need to understand how policymakers and clinicians make important decisions that effect individuals and populations. Particularly there is a need to understand how they negotiate ethical dilemmas during this decision-making process and the reasoning and resources they use...

The first episode psychosis movement: an ethnography of new hopes to untangle stigma and psychosis

2010/11-2012/13 • $107,760 • PI,CO
Early intervention for persons with psychosis is an emerging field in psychiatry and a radical shift in conceptualizing and treating psychosis. Early intervention in first episodes of psychosis rests on the premise that treating early and using best practices will improve the prognosis of...

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