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

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Canadian Institutes of Health Research
  • Type de subvention: Subvention catalyseur : éthique
  • Année: 2015/16
  • Financement total: $99,972
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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 to resolve these tensions. This project aims to explore this decision-making process among those who contributed to Canada's first federal mental health policy and those implementing this policy in the clinical setting in order to examine the ethical tensions that arise in both contexts. Despite the centrality of ethical reasoning to the successful uptake of the recent national guidelines for recovery-oriented care, to date, there are no studies focused exclusively on the ethical tensions that emerged and continue to emerge during the creation and implementation of these new standards for recovery-oriented practice. Thus, this catalyst grant in ethics will (1) introduce a novel line of inquiry focusing on the ethical tensions that arose in the development of Canada's first mental health strategy, while (2) intensifying our focus on the ethical aspects of moving policy into action. Ultimately, this grant will support two new investigators, a KT researcher in mental health care and health policy researcher, to develop the capacity to conduct ethics research in the often overlooked, and shadowy, territory between policy and practice. This grant will provide the additional resources needed to link the ethics of policy-making with the everyday ethics of policy implementation.

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