The NHS continues to undergo a series of reforms with an increasing emphasis on user 'choice' and 'empowerment' of health service users, with the requirement that all aspects of health care operate from an 'evidence' or 'knowledge' base. This text presents a variety of research methods that have been used to elicit users' views of health care, including health forums, public opinion surveys and focus groups. It provides a critical overview of key contemporary research issues and methodologies, and will be a valuable resource for anyone doing research with consumers of health services.
|Publication date:||22nd November 2004|
|Author:||Jennifer Burr, Paula Nicolson|
|Publisher:||Palgrave Macmillan an imprint of Palgrave USA|
|Categories:||Health systems & services, Social research & statistics, Social welfare & social services, Public health & preventive medicine, Consumerism,|
JENNIFER BURR is Lecturer in Qualitative Research at the Trent Institute of Health Services Research, School of Health & Related Research (ScHARR), University of Sheffield, UK, and has extensive experience in conducting qualitative research and teaching research to health care professionals. PAULA NICOLSON is Reader in Health Psychology, ScHARR, University of Sheffield, UK, and is Director of CHePAS (Consumer Health Psychology at ScHARR). She has co-edited a number of books.More About Jennifer Burr, Paula Nicolson