Kirsten M. Fiest: University of Calgary, Canada
Angela King: Patient Partner, United Kingdom
Iain Lang: University of Exeter, United Kingdom
Kristine Russell: Patient Partner, Canada
Submission Status: Open | Submission Deadline: 24 March 2024
BMC Psychiatry is calling for submissions to our Collection on "Patient Involvement in Psychiatric Research."
Recognition of the benefits of collaboration between mental health professionals and patients or members of the public (including families, informal-care providers, and citizens) in research, or when planning or providing care, has grown. In the past ten years, research in these areas has highlighted both the benefits and challenges of patient engagement and participatory approaches in many areas of health and medicine.
(We use the term “participatory” as a shorthand for a cluster of related terms including patient and public involvement, participatory medicine, co-production, and engagement in research.)
Psychiatry and mental health have often been at the forefront of these developments. To explore, evaluate, and develop participatory approaches to mental health research and services, BMC Psychiatry is launching a collection centered on patient engagement and participatory mental health research and care in all its forms.