Lisa Mahaffey; Why Medicalizing Madness Has Not Worked: Introducing a Disability Studies Lens to Mental-Health Service Users and Providers. Am J Occup Ther 2019;73(4_Supplement_1):7311520432. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO6001
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Date Presented 04/05/19
Introducing disability study concepts to mental-health service users and providers has the potential to improve access to self-determination for mental-health service users. OTs who understand how psychiatric disability is socially constructed can be instrumental in supporting the shift in the power relationship between users and providers, thus opening up greater access to community activities and occupations for those who seek our services.
Primary Author and Speaker: Lisa Mahaffey
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