Involvement and UNTRAP: a mechanism for Strengthening user voices

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					      Involvement and UNTRAP:
a mechanism for strengthening user voices
        in the medical curriculum

      Loraine Blaxter, Gillian Hundt
                  et al
                       Method:

• Networking of research and teaching contacts between
   two universities
• Networking between different professional groups
  (health, medicine social care ).
• Exchanging and Sharing information, ideas, contacts
   and values.
• Selective outreach to community groups and voluntary
   sector organisations involved with health and social care.
• Spreading the word that ‘we all need to learn.’
• Setting up a consultation/conference day to share -
   experiences between service users, and teachers and
   researchers, of models of practice.
                 Results
• Shared understanding of the importance of
  adequate funding to pay for user time and
  commitment
• Data base of local people interested in
  contributing to teaching or research
• A name: UNTRAP University/users Teaching
  and Research Partnership.
• A set of guiding principles
• Requests for volunteers
• User-led training events
           Types of activities in
                UNTRAP

           User led Teaching
Skills training for teaching by request
Committees e.g. course development
 Admissions interviews – capacity to
     compare between programmes
      Research Advisory Groups
                    Issues

• different expectations about payment, and rates
  of pay, availability
• take up and recognition of challenges in
  partnership working faster among health and
  social scientists, slower among biological,
  clinical and medical scientists
• strong emotions associated with working with
  diversity
• specific fears from some professionals about
  working with lay people
• ‘cherry picking’
         Further information
• Institute of Health, University of Warwick
            Leaflet and newsletter
• www.healthatwarwick.warwick.ac.uk
• Next workshop in this series:
            28th March 2007

				
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