Recovery's Edge: An Ethnography of Mental Health Care and Moral Agency

Neely Laurenzo Myers

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Recovery's Edge: An Ethnography of Mental Health Care and Moral Agency

Recovery s Edge An Ethnography of Mental Health Care and Moral Agency In the Bush Administration s New Freedom Commission asked mental health service providers to begin promoting recovery rather than churning out long term chronic mental health service users Recov

  • Title: Recovery's Edge: An Ethnography of Mental Health Care and Moral Agency
  • Author: Neely Laurenzo Myers
  • ISBN: 9780826520807
  • Page: 131
  • Format: Paperback
  • In 2003 the Bush Administration s New Freedom Commission asked mental health service providers to begin promoting recovery rather than churning out long term, chronic mental health service users Recovery s Edge sends us to urban America to view the inner workings of a mental health clinic run, in part, by people who are themselves in recovery from mental illness.InIn 2003 the Bush Administration s New Freedom Commission asked mental health service providers to begin promoting recovery rather than churning out long term, chronic mental health service users Recovery s Edge sends us to urban America to view the inner workings of a mental health clinic run, in part, by people who are themselves in recovery from mental illness.In this provocative narrative, Neely Myers sweeps us up in her own journey through three years of ethnographic research at this unusual site, providing a nuanced account of different approaches to mental health care Recovery s Edge critically examines the high bar we set for people in recovery through intimate stories of people struggling to find meaningful work, satisfying relationships, and independent living.This book is a recipient of the Norman L and Roselea J Goldberg Prize from Vanderbilt University Press for the best book in the area of medicine.

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    1. Patricia Harris on said:

      Recovery's Edge is a powerful testament to all who suffer from mental illness and their struggle to find autonomy and respect in a system of care that is designed, by necessity, to be disempowering and paternalistic. The author leads us to explore the concept of 'moral agency' -the ability to live, love, and work in a community that value's one's contributions- and it's untapped potential as the missing link to the recovery process. Our system is currently designed to offer the mentally ill a mo [...]

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