Here are reminders of substantial posts I’ve added to this blog, which I don’t want to get buried in the archive. Usually (but not always) these are research-related, where possible including direct links to gold open access versions of papers I have written or co-written , or green open access versions made freely available via Cardiff University’s open access repository.
‘Wicked problems’ are particularly challenging for public services policymakers and for service developers. I’ve blogged about them a number of times, including in Some opening thoughts (1) and Some opening thoughts (2). Click the link to the paper below for the full text:
Work and roles
In Sphygmomanometers, remedial gymnasts and mental health work I blogged about divisions of work. Follow this link for the full text paper:
And, in this Giving a fig about roles post I blogged about a data-based article showing how community mental health workers’ roles are shaped by local organisational features. Here’s a link to a version of the paper:
Mental health nurses in England and Wales can become approved mental health professionals (AMHPs), and Michael Coffey and I have written about what this means for nursing. I blogged about our paper in this Nursing and the approved mental health professional role post. Here’s a link to the full paper:
In a post titled Learning from the study of trajectories I wrote about the value of following the journeys taken by service users as they move through parts of an interconnected system of health and social care. The blog is associated with a paper I wrote with Davina Allen, the full text of which can be found here:
In this Better late than never post I used the publication of the DSM5 as the starting point for a piece on contested knowledge, work and roles.
In a post titled Doing crisis work post I blogged about the roles of staff in crisis resolution and home treatment services, adding a link to this paper:
Hannigan B. (2014) ‘There’s a lot of tasks that can be done by any’: findings from an ethnographic study into work and organisation in UK community crisis resolution and home treatment services. Health: an Interdisciplinary Journal for the Social Study of Health, Illness and Medicine 18 (4) 406-421
Care planning and care coordination in mental health
I have had the opportunity to work on a number of large studies investigating care planning and care coordination in community and hospital mental health settings. Many of my posts have made reference to these, and searches for COCAPP and COCAPP-A will turn them up.
Published papers from these studies include the COCAPP protocol, which I wrote about here. Here’s a link to the paper:
Simpson A., Hannigan B., Coffey M., Jones A., Barlow S., Cohen R., Všetečková J., Faulkner A. and Haddad M. (2015) Study protocol: Cross-national comparative case study of recovery-focused mental health care planning and coordination (COCAPP) BMC Psychiatry 15 (145)
Here, too, is a link to our main COCAPP findings paper:
Simpson A., Hannigan B., Coffey M., Barlow S., Cohen R., Jones A., Všetečková J., Faulkner A., Thornton A. and Cartwright M. (2016) Recovery-focused care planning and coordination in England and Wales: a cross-national mixed methods comparative case study. BMC Psychiatry 16 (147)
…followed by a link to our main COCAPP-A findings paper:
Coffey M., Hannigan B., Barlow S., Cartwright M., Cohen R., Faulkner A., Jones A. and Simpson A. (2019) Recovery-focused mental health care planning and co-ordination in acute inpatient mental health settings: a cross national comparative mixed methods study. BMC Psychiatry 19 (115)
One of the most important sets of findings from COCAPP related to risk assessment and management. Here is a post I wrote to coincide with the publication of a paper in this area. The article itself can be downloaded here:
Coffey M., Cohen R., Faulkner A., Simpson A., Hannigan B. and Barlow S. (2017) Ordinary risks and accepted fictions: how contrasting and competing priorities work in risk assessment and mental health care planning. Health Expectations 20 (3) 471-483
And, for the complete COCAPP story, follow this link to a post written on the day our final report was published. The complete COCAPP-A report, which was a study of care planning and coordination and their relationships to recovery and personalised care in hospital settings, can be found here (or via the link on this post).
Coffey M., Hannigan B., Meudell A., Hunt J. and Fitzsimmons D. (2016) Study protocol: a mixed methods study to assess mental health recovery, shared decision-making and quality of life (Plan4Recovery). BMC Health Services Research 16 (392)
The main findings paper can be found here:
Coffey M., Hannigan B., Meudell A., Jones M., Hunt J. and Fitzsimmons D. (in press) Quality of life, recovery and decision-making: a mixed methods study of mental health recovery in social care. Social Psychiatric and Psychiatric Epidemiology
In a number of posts, including this one, I have written about ‘critical junctures’. This idea arises from a paper written with Nicola Evans, the full text of which can be found here:
For interest, readers may also want to follow up this post I contributed to the LSE Impact of Social Sciences blog which says a little more about the origins of this ‘critical junctures’ paper.
Health and social care is full of interconnections, and a complex systems perspective offers a way of thinking about (and researching) what this means. I have written about this in a number of places, including in this Care work and health system complexity post. This makes reference to this paper:
Hannigan B. (2013) Connections and consequences in complex systems: insights from a case study of the emergence and local impact of crisis resolution and home treatment services. Social Science & Medicine 93 212-219
Risk in child and adolescent mental health services
The RiSC study was an evidence synthesis of risk, broadly conceived, in inpatient child and adolescent mental health services. In this post I included the plain English summary from our gold open access final report, which can be downloaded here:
Hannigan B., Edwards D., Evans N., Gillen E., Longo M., Pryjmachuk S. and Trainor G. (2015) An evidence synthesis of risk identification, assessment and management for young people using tier 4 inpatient child and adolescent mental health services. Health Services and Delivery Research 3 (22)
For a shorter read, try this paper:
Edwards D., Evans N., Gillen E., Longo M., Pryjmachuk S., Trainor G. and Hannigan B. (2015) What do we know about the risks for young people moving into, through and out of inpatient mental health care? Findings from an evidence synthesis. Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 9 (55)
And if you’re really pushed for time, here’s the RiSC accessible summary.
For a detailed account of our approach to involving young people and other stakeholders in this study, the place to go is here:
Evans N., Hannigan B., Pryjmachuk S., Gillen E., Edwards D., Longo M., Trainor G. and Hathway F. (2017) Adapting nominal group technique to include views of young people in an evidence synthesis of risk in hospital mental health. Research Involvement and Engagement 3 (16)
Finally, here is a paper arising from the RiSC study’s inclusion in the NIHR Forward Thinking themed review:
Mental health needs and services in Palestine
Dr Mohammad Marie was a PhD student of mine, and investigated resilience in Palestinian community mental health nurses. With Mohammad and Aled Jones (my co-superviser) I’ve co-authored papers from this PhD, including one I blogged about here. Here’s the full text:
In a second published paper Mohammad, Aled and I reported on sources of resilience. Here’s a link to the post, and here’s the gold open access paper:
Two further papers are these:
Stress and mental health workers
In Stress and community mental health nurses I gave a brief introduction to a series of Cardiff-based studies focusing on stress in mental health workers and what to do about it.
Research ethics and governance
In this post I blogged about my experiences of seeking research ethics and governance approval. Follow this link for the full text paper:
Hannigan B. and Allen D. (2003) A tale of two studies: research governance issues arising from two ethnographic investigations into the organisation of health and social care. International Journal of Nursing Studies 40 (7) 685-695
Education for community mental health work
Prompted by discussions in the workplace I wrote this piece reflecting on my long involvement in the post-qualification education of community mental health practitioners. This references a series of research and discussion articles I had the chance to publish at the end of the 1990s and the start of the 2000s.
Mental health services at a time of austerity
In this post I added a link to a special, free-to-download, ‘impact of austerity’ edition of Mental Health Nursing journal, within which I contributed a paper on austerity, services, work and roles.
Writing a dissertation
This is one for students. I wrote this brief piece as an introduction to a paper giving an overview on the construction of undergraduate dissertations. The paper can be downloaded here:
What I do at work: simply put