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dc.contributor.authorRoberts, Louise
dc.date.accessioned2022-04-04T23:51:40Z
dc.date.available2022-04-04T23:51:40Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10652/5642
dc.description.abstractThis research aimed to engage with long term services users with severe or serious mental illness whose voices have traditionally been silenced to add to the growing body of knowledge as to how these identified gaps can be addressed. Four participants who attend a day service were issued with cameras and asked to photograph ‘What Matters to Me?’ in their everyday life. The question was a deliberate attempt to usurp the medical dialogue ‘What is a Matter?’ Participants were issued with disposable cameras and the photographs formed the basis for individual interviews. Thematic analysis from a descriptive methodology identified themes which were discussed through the lens of the recovery framework CHIME (Connection, Hope and optimism, Identity Meaning, Empowerment). Findings illustrate that participants identified home, and homemaking, the things they do and the people in their life as what matters. Contrary to much of the literature, participants articulated multiple positive identities viewing an illness identity as only a small part of self. Access to occupations and the importance of narrative and narrative continuity appear to be important aspects of recovery aligning well with the occupational therapy concepts of occupational justice and ‘doing with’.en_NZ
dc.language.isoenen_NZ
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectNew Zealanden_NZ
dc.subjectmental health servicesen_NZ
dc.subjectpeople with severe mental illnessen_NZ
dc.subjectuser engagementen_NZ
dc.subjectconsultationen_NZ
dc.subjectco-designen_NZ
dc.subjectparticipatory documentary photographyen_NZ
dc.subjectidentityen_NZ
dc.subjectnarrative inquiryen_NZ
dc.titleWhat matters to me? Photovoice with people living with severe mental illnessen_NZ
dc.typeMasters Thesisen_NZ
dc.rights.holderAuthoren_NZ
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Occupational Therapyen_NZ
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_NZ
thesis.degree.grantorOtago Polytechnicen_NZ
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.34074/thes.5642
dc.subject.marsden420313 Mental health servicesen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden420104 Occupational therapyen_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationRoberts, L. (2021). What matters to me? Photovoice with people living with severe mental illness. (Unpublished document submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Occupational Therapy). Otago Polytechnic, New Zealand. https://doi.org/10.34074/thes.5642en
unitec.pages106en_NZ
unitec.institutionOtago Polytechnicen_NZ
dc.contributor.affiliationOtago Polytechnicen_NZ
unitec.publication.placeNew Zealanden_NZ
unitec.advisor.principalRobinson, Rita
unitec.advisor.associatedButler, Mary
unitec.institution.studyareaOccupational Therapyen_NZ
dc.contributor.urihttps://www.op.ac.nz/industry-and-research/research/expertise/search/en_NZ


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