Engagement in mental health services : stakeholder attitudes towards a local governance initiative

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dc.contributor.advisor Venkatasubramaniam, Ramesh, 1962-
dc.coverage.spatial New Brunswick
dc.creator Ilves, Peter
dc.date.accessioned 2013-09-19T17:50:13Z
dc.date.available 2013-09-19T17:50:13Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.other RA790.7 C2 I48 2011
dc.identifier.uri http://library2.smu.ca/xmlui/handle/01/25207
dc.description iv, 84 leaves ; 29 cm.
dc.description Includes abstract and appendices.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 79-82).
dc.description.abstract Stakeholder participation is an emerging governance approach within health care. Despite a literature on the theoretical potential of participatory, stakeholder-based governance in health care, less is known about the process variables associated with effective implementation and sustainability. The viability of participation is associated with: clarity of mandate; scope of stakeholder decision making; roles and responsibilities of participants; participant skill and attribute mix; and accountability requirements. This exploratory, qualitative study utilized 20 semi-structured interviews with mental health services stakeholders regarding their expectations of a proposed mental health Community Advisory Committee (CAC's) within the Fredericton-area of the Province of New Brunswick. Findings reveal convergence around four process variables; meaningfulness; trust; legitimacy; and effectiveness. Participants diverged on outcome expectations; some preferring instrumental outcomes (i.e. housing); and others viewing establishment of a well-functioning engagement process as a key outcome in itself. Managerial implications and future research directions are discussed. en_CA
dc.language.iso en en_CA
dc.publisher Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University
dc.subject.lcc RA790.7.C2
dc.subject.lcsh Mental health services -- Citizen participation
dc.subject.lcsh Citizens' advisory committees in mental health -- New Brunswick -- Fredericton
dc.title Engagement in mental health services : stakeholder attitudes towards a local governance initiative en_CA
dc.type Text en_CA
thesis.degree.name Master of Business Administration
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.discipline Sobey School of Business
thesis.degree.grantor Saint Mary's University (Halifax, N.S.)


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