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dc.contributor.authorRepper, Julie
dc.contributor.authorStickley, Theodore
dc.date.accessioned2021-07-28T10:00:05Z
dc.date.available2021-07-28T10:00:05Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.citationHussain, B., Sheikh, A. Z., Repper, J., Stickley, T., Timmons, S. & Shah, M. H. (2021). Recognizing service users' diversity: social identity narratives of British Pakistanis in a mental health context. Journal of Mental Health Training Education and Practice, 16(3), 200-212.en_US
dc.identifier.other10.1108/jmhtep-06-2020-0040
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12904/14744
dc.description.abstractPurpose This study aims to investigate how British Pakistani people talk about their social identity, in the context of mental health, and how this shapes their experiences and perceptions of care delivered by the National Health Service, UK. Design/methodology/approach Eight narrative interviews were conducted among members of the Pakistani community living in a city in the UK. The data were analyzed using a narrative analysis approach using "social identity" as a theoretical lens. Findings Considering Pakistani service users as a single social entity, and responding with generic approaches in meeting their mental health needs, may not be helpful in achieving equitable treatment. Study participants reject a simple conceptualization of race and ethnicity and how a response based upon stereotypes is woefully inadequate. The study revealed that people from one ethnic or national background cannot be assumed to have a fixed social identity. Originality/value This study broadens understanding of how people from a single ethnic background may construct and view their social identities markedly different to others from the same ethnic group. This has implications for service providers in understanding how their clients' social identity is treated and understood in practice.
dc.description.urihttps://www.emerald.com/insight/content/doi/10.1108/JMHTEP-06-2020-0040/full/html
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectSocial behaviouren_US
dc.subjectEthnic groupsen_US
dc.subjectMental health servicesen_US
dc.titleRecognizing service users' diversity: social identity narratives of British Pakistanis in a mental health contexten_US
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rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen_US
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refterms.dateFirstOnline2021-02-17
html.description.abstractPurpose This study aims to investigate how British Pakistani people talk about their social identity, in the context of mental health, and how this shapes their experiences and perceptions of care delivered by the National Health Service, UK. Design/methodology/approach Eight narrative interviews were conducted among members of the Pakistani community living in a city in the UK. The data were analyzed using a narrative analysis approach using "social identity" as a theoretical lens. Findings Considering Pakistani service users as a single social entity, and responding with generic approaches in meeting their mental health needs, may not be helpful in achieving equitable treatment. Study participants reject a simple conceptualization of race and ethnicity and how a response based upon stereotypes is woefully inadequate. The study revealed that people from one ethnic or national background cannot be assumed to have a fixed social identity. Originality/value This study broadens understanding of how people from a single ethnic background may construct and view their social identities markedly different to others from the same ethnic group. This has implications for service providers in understanding how their clients' social identity is treated and understood in practice.en_US
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