Marit Borg

Marit Borg
University of South-Eastern Norway | USN · Faculty of Health and Social Sciences

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In recent decades, recovery-oriented practice has become the major approach in mental health and substance abuse care, especially in community mental health and substance abuse services. Various models of recovery-oriented practice have come to form the basis of the integration of this approach in service settings. The study aims to elucidate the c...
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The article explores how young adults with co-occurring substance use and mental health problems experience and describe their own and others’ contributions to their sense of community belonging. This article is part of a larger qualitative interview study of young adults. The data for this report were the individual interviews with two study parti...
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Purpose The concept of recovery is commonly described as multifaceted and contested in the field of mental health and substance abuse. The aim of this study is to explore how understandings of recovery and recovery orientation of services are developed through daily practices and collaboration between service users and professionals. Methods Eight...
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Recovery-oriented care has become a leading vision across countries. To develop services and communities in more recovery-oriented directions, enhanced understandings of recovery in terms of personal and social contexts are important prerequisites. The aim of this study is to explore the nature and characteristics of the experiences of recovery. Th...
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We are three researchers within the field of mental health. For the past 3 years, we have collaborated with colleagues in Greece on evaluating the pilot project Refugee Outreach Mental Health Team. Part of our role has been to evaluate how refugees and asylum seekers experience the treatment and support offered by the team. The findings from the ev...
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The aim of this qualitative study was to explore subjective experiences of how friluftsliv can support processes of recovery for persons living with eating disorders. Eight participants with experiences with bulimia nervosa and/or binge-eating disorders, and with interests in nature and friluftsliv were interviewed twice, using 'going together' and...
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The method dyadic interviews involves interviewing a pair of participants, focusing explicitly on the interaction between them and how it develops data. Dyadic interviews with persons who are involved in ongoing, working relationships can be a feasible means of exploring research topics that are related to collaboration and collaborative practices....
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Background: Various models for collaborative practice in mental health care incorporating the perspectives of service-user participation and collaboration in the care have been developed. However, the emphasis in these practice models has not been on identifying specific features of "how" collaboration and service-user participation can occur and...
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Participation in friluftsliv has gained increased attention along with the growing concern regarding the extended prominence of mental health challenges. The objective of this study was to conduct a systematic review of various forms of friluftsliv as part of recovery processes for people experiencing eating disorders. Following the PRISMA guidelin...
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Background Various models for collaborative practice in mental health care incorporating the perspectives of service-user participation and collaboration in the care have been developed. However, the emphasis in these practice models has not been on identifying specific features of “how” collaboration and service-user participation can occur and be...
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Background Collaboration has become a cornerstone for healthcare practice in recent decades resulting in the efforts at international and national levels to integrate the concept into healthcare practice and services. However, there is a paucity of research delineating strategies for professionals to apply in collaborative practice with clients in...
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Background Collaboration has become a cornerstone for healthcare practice in recent decades resulting in the efforts at international and national levels to integrate the concept into healthcare practice and services. However, there is a paucity of research delineating strategies for professionals to apply in collaborative practice with clients in...
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Background Various models for collaborative practice in mental health care incorporating the perspectives of service-user participation and collaboration in the care have been developed. However, the emphasis in these practice models has not been on identifying specific features of “how” collaboration and service-user participation can occur and be...
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This study, the third in a series of 3, draws on a broader Norwegian research project exploring the phenomenon of support for young persons with mental health issues. The aim was to explore and explicate the sense of "nourishing communion," as a somewhat neglected aspect of support. Fourteen Norwegian young adults, aged 18-25, were interviewed abou...
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This study explores how young adults with co-occurring substance abuse and mental health issues experience the challenges of belonging to their local communities. The data were generated through qualitative in-depth interviews with seven young adult service users, six of whom were interviewed twice. The qualitative data analysis resulted in three o...
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Research on the topic of not talking about psychosocial hardships describes the presence of ‘house rules’ against illness-talk in common areas in ‘meeting places’ (‘day centres’) in community mental health care. The aim of this article was to explore the complexity of not talking about psychosocial hardships (‘silence’) in meeting places in Norwegi...
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Since the 1960s, deinstitutionalisation has been salient in mental health reforms across the West. In Norway, this culminated in the National Action Plan for Mental Health (1999-2008), where meeting places in community mental health care were deemed a prioritised strategy to counter social isolation among people in psychosocial hardships. However,...
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This article provides an overview over current knowledge regarding helpful support to promote participation in education and work among people with mental health problems. Based on 14 studies gleaned from a systematic review, three overarching themes were identified through thematic analysis: Supportive interpersonal relationships, Integrating ment...
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User involvement in therapy includes some form of feedback from the clients. The feedback guides the therapist and the clients toward a best possible result through a best possible therapy process. In recent years many different procedures for collecting feedback have been developed. In a previous study presented in this journal we explored the exp...
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Many countries have sought reforms aimed at maximizing the potential of service users to regain as much control as possible over care decisions and through the trajectory of care. There is a robust research literature suggesting that at the core of these services are collaborative relationships in which providers respect the perspectives of the per...
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Research collaboration with people with first-hand knowledge of mental distress and recovery processes has been argued to hold potential of making studies more relevant and more rigorous. There is, however, less awareness of how service user involvement can increase reflexivity in research, which is another important component to evaluating the qua...
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Purpose – The importance of collaboration in the mental health field is a well established theoretical principle, but there has so far been less attention to its practical implications from a parents’ perspective. The purpose of this paper is to describe parents’ experiences of collaboration with mental health practitioners. Design/methodology/app...
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The objective of this paper is to examine the funding practices of The Research Council of Norway’s Programs for Mental Health during the time period from 1995 to 2015. The paper’s foci are on funded research groups and professions, main topics, and research questions. The empirical data consists of 138 project abstracts. The findings reveal a disc...
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Å tilfredsstille grunnleggende menneskelige behov, som tilhørighet, er et sentralt mål for helse- og sosialtjenestene. Studiens mål er å få økt kunnskap om hvilke erfaringer unge voksne med samtidige rus- og psykisk helseproblemer (ROP-problemer) har med tilhørighet i sitt lokalmiljø, og hva deltakerne mener fremmer og hindrer tilhørighet. Datagrun...
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The aim of this study was to explore how experienced therapists view recovery in bipolar disorders. In what ways do professionals conceptualize and give meaning to processes of healing and growth? How do they experience working with their patients toward recovery? We conducted 12 semistructured interviews and analyzed the resulting transcripts, fol...
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The purpose of this study is to explore and describe service users’ subjective experiences of mental health crisis. The main research question is: How do people with severe mental health problems experience and understand mental health crisis? Based on a hermeneutic-phenomenological methodology, in-depth interviews with seven participants have been...
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In previous research, meeting places have been favourably addressed by service users, but they have also been contested as exclusionary. In this participatory explorative study, we sought to perform a contextual analysis of meeting places in Norway based on a discourse analysis of three focus group discussions with 15 staff members. We asked the fo...
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In this paper, we aimed to review empirical studies on therapists’ experiences with feedback procedures, with a focus on the feedback conversation. A thematic analysis of the citations and descriptions in the identified empirical studies was conducted. Therapists’ experiences could be categorized into four themes: (1) adoption of a meta-perspective...
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Background: Person-centred practice is now firmly embedded in the nursing and healthcare discourse. While there is a growing body of development and research activity in the field, there is increased recognition of the need for further advances in the body of existing knowledge. This is reflected in the different approaches to person-centredness be...
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Background: During the past three decades, the concepts of recovery and person-centredness have become familiar in mental health policy, practice and research, as well as in the voicing of service users’ experiences of moving from mental distress and processes towards wellbeing and citizenship. Recovery, like person-centredness, is about a person r...
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Little information exists on the specific reflective processes that precede therapists' choice of including or not including a structured feedback procedure in their established practice. In the present study, we aim to describe and explore experienced couple and family therapists' expectations for how the comprehensive therapy feedback procedure S...
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Purpose Hope is regarded central to recovery in a broad range of health conditions including mental health and substance use problems. Still the phenomenon, along with its implications to research and practice, has gained limited attention. The aim of this study was to explore first-person accounts of how practitioners nurture and inspire hope. De...
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Background Although the importance of collaboration is well established as a principle in research and in theory, what it actually means for practitioners to collaborate in practice, to be partners in a collaborative relationship, has thus far been given less attention. The aim of this study was to identify key characteristics of the ways in which...
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Purpose – The co-occurrence of mental health and substance use problems is prevalent, and has been problematic both in terms of its complexity for the person and of the challenges it poses to health care practitioners. Recovery in co-occurring mental health and substance use problems is viewed as with multiple challenges embedded in it. As most of...
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Hope is a central concept in nursing and other fields of health care. However, there is no consensus about the concept of hope. We argue that seeking consensus is futile given the multifaceted and multidimensional nature of the concept, but instead we encourage in-depth studies of the assumptions behind talk about hope in specific contexts. Our app...
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The objective of this study is to contribute with in-depth knowledge based on persons’ subjective experiences within mental health crisis and support and help from a Crisis Resolution/Home Treatment (CR/HT) team. The study has a qualitative, exploratory design and qualitative interviews were conducted with seven persons. They have experiences with...
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Collaborative practice in health care is hailed by Zwarenstein, Goldman, and Reeves (2009), and Hopkin (2010), as an approach that can produce improved health outcomes by preventing fragmentation in Healthcare and strengthening healthcare systems. A great deal of efforts is being extended by international organizations such as WHO and national Heal...
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Being in recovery from bipolar disorder involves work-related concerns. The specific aims of this study are to: 1) understand the role of work in recovery from bipolar disorders, and 2) understand how people with such disorders deal with work-related challenges. These topics are examined from the stance of the recovery process, in which work-relate...
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Research indicates that it may take up to 10 years between onset of symptoms of bipolar disorder and receiving correct diagnosis and treatment. What is this period like? How do individuals experience the process of discovering that they have a bipolar disorder? In this study we utilized a hermeneutical-phenomenological approach developed within a r...
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Artikkelen handler om hvordan fagpersoner i et ACT-team arbeider for å styrke brukernes medborgerskap. Dette ble undersøkt gjennom flerstegs fokusgruppeintervju med ansatte i et ACT-team. Intervjuene ble analysert gjennomen fenomenologisk-hermeneutisk metode, inspirert av Ricoeur. Analysen identifiserte tre hovedfunn: (a) å fortjene tillit, (b) å h...
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Artikkelen beskriver hvordan et lavterskel aktivitetstilbud for personer med rusproblemer, Steg for Steg (SFS), bidrar til å skape nettverk, engasjement, livskvalitet og mestring i et rusfritt miljø. Det ble gjennom-ført en studie med et samarbeids-og deltakerbasert forskningsdesign og ved bruk av flerstegs fokusgrup-peintervju. Ved hermeneutisk in...
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Background Crisis resolution and home treatment (CRHT) is an emerging mode of delivering acute mental health care in the community. There is a paucity of knowledge regarding the workings of CRHT in the literature. This is the first paper in a series of three from the longitudinal survey of patients of a CRHT team in Norway, which was aimed at descr...
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Crisis resolution and home treatment (CRHT) is an emerging mode of delivering acute mental health care in the community. There is a paucity of knowledge regarding the workings of CRHT in the literature. This is the third paper in a series of three from the longitudinal survey of patients of a CRHT team in Norway, which was aimed at describing the c...
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Background Crisis resolution and home treatment (CRHT) is an emerging mode of delivering acute mental health care in the community. There is a paucity of knowledge regarding the workings of CRHT in the literature. This is the second paper in a series of three from the longitudinal survey of patients of a CRHT team in Norway, which was aimed at desc...
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The key epistemological assumption in participatory research is the belief that knowledge is embedded in the lives and experiences of individuals and that knowledge is developed only through a cooperative process between researchers and experiencing individuals. There are various notions about the nature and processes of participation in this type...
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Bakgrunn Hovedmålsettingen i Steg for Steg (SFS) er å tilby brukerdrevne fritidsaktiviteter for å skape nettverk, aktivitet og mestring. Slik SFS stod frem i 2010 representerer det et rusfritt fritidstilbud utviklet av og for Blå Kors Øst sine brukere. Brukerne er personer som har et rusproblem og samtidig får et tilbud om behandling/rehabilitering...
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As Norway moves toward the provision of home-based crisis response, knowledge is needed about understandings of mental health crisis and effective ways of addressing crises within the home. To elicit and learn from service users' experiences about the subjective meanings of crisis and what kind of help will be most effective in resolving mental hea...
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Crisis resolution and home treatment (CRHT) is one of the more recent modes of delivering acute mental health care in the community. The objective of the study was to describe the standardizations and variations in the CRHT teams in Norway in order to gain knowledge regarding the structures and processes of CRHT teams. A longitudinal survey of five...
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In this article, we discuss processes of recovery in bipolar disorder. We utilized a hermeneutical-phenomenological approach developed within a reflexive-collaborative framework to examine what individuals do to promote improvement and positive change in their own lives. The study was designed and carried out in collaboration with an expert-by-expe...
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Recent literature on recovery describes the process as deeply personal and unique to each individual. While there are aspects of recovery that are unique to each individual, this article argues that focusing solely on these overlooks the fact that recovery unfolds within a social and interpersonal context. Drawing from qualitative data, this articl...
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Over the last five years Crisis Resolution/Home Treatment (CR/HT) teams have been established in Norway. These teams provide an alternative to in-patient acute care services offering assessment as well as direct care. This paper addresses a method of examining the nature of practice models that are being developed in a CR/HT team incorporating the...
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Services for crisis resolution provided by home treatment teams are recent developments in the mental health care scene. There is a lack of systematized reviews in the service users' responses to these services. To systematize the existing knowledge regarding the service users' experiences with crisis resolution and home treatment (CR/HT) teams in...
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Background: Recent literature on recovery describes the process as deeply personal and unique to each individual. While there are aspects of recovery that are unique to each individual, this article argues that focusing solely on these overlooks the fact that recovery unfolds within a social and interpersonal context. Materials: Drawing from qualit...
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Background: Recovery in severe mental illness is often seen as an individual process that occurs in mental health settings. Recent research has begun to explore the nature of recovery as a social process. As a further exploration of this issue, this paper examines processes of recovery as they unfold in everyday life, attempting to capture both the...
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It has been challenging to move beyond the rhetoric of "recovery" and "person-centered care" to concrete practices that embody these lofty, if also obvious, values. This paper describes two examples of person-centered care: the practices of person-centered care planning from the U.S. and Open Dialogue from Finland. The key strategies that these two...
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From good intentions to real life: introducing crisis resolution teams in Norway In Norway, as in most western countries, the adult services for people experiencing mental health problems have gone through major changes over the last decades. A report submitted to the Norwegian Parliament in 1997 summarized several areas of improvement in the provi...
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This article offers examples of the ways in which qualitative methods have informed, and may inform, mental health policy in Canada and beyond. Three initial uses of these methods are identified: to generate hypotheses to be tested by other means; to explore the subjective experiences and everyday lives of people with mental illnesses; and to inves...
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Relationships have a tremendous impact on how people recover from schizophrenia. Previous research has focused on the role of clinicians in these supportive relationships, but the current study finds that these relationships can occur within the mental health system, the family, or out in the community. Regardless, it is very important for people i...
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We analyzed informant narratives in terms of the benefits of spending time within various community arenas, including service user organizations, advocacy agencies, the bowling alley, and universities. Themes contributing to recovery from severe mental illness included the understanding and acceptance infromants both gave and received from others,...
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This article analyzes the role of social factors in recovery from psychosis, which can be helpful as well as hinder the process of recovery. Informants found their roles as psychiatric patients constituted a major barrier to social adaptation. They experienced stigma both within their natural social networks and mental health services, which often...
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This article provides an interpretation of the key issues that emerged from the research, attempting a possible synthesis of the different themes described in the other papers and beginning a map of recovery as an ongoing interpersonal and social process. From a subjective point of view, there is a dimension of ‘social experience’, which implies th...
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Expanding on the introduction to the multinational study described in the first article, this article briefly reviews informants’ contexts of treatment across Italy, Norway, Sweden, and the United States, and provides a cursory description of each informant, organized according to her or his respective country. The informant descriptions are follow...
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Informants in the present study identified poverty, unemployment, substandard living conditions and homelessness as being among the major struggles they faced within their recoveries from psychosis and depression. In considering the benefits of material resources, many informants discussed the notion of having a home, referring to it as a place for...
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As part of a growing literature describing processes of recovery in psychotic disorders, this report presents findings of an intensive, international study. Open-ended qualitivite interviews were conducted in Italy, Norway, Sweden, and the United States with a total of twelve individuals who have experience of recovery in psychosis. All interviews...