Appraising Research on Positive Mental Health for Person Centered Medicine

Authors

  • Margit Schmolke Training and Research Institute of the German Academy for Psychoanalysis in Munich

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.5750/ijpcm.v3i3.402

Keywords:

Positive health, resilience, recovery orientation, person-centred health care

Abstract

The author appraises studies on positive mental health relevant to person centered medicine, with an emphasis on qualitative research designs dealing with personal and social resources, resilience and individual recovery processes of psychiatric patients. These studies and developments may have an enriching and stimulating impact on a person-centred medicine since they deal with patients’ inner subjective experiences and healthy aspects in midst of mental illness processes. Also the recent service user involvement in mental health research – a main component of the recovery movement – can be seen as an innovative step towards a new culture of research on subjective illness experience. Furthermore, the convergence of recovery orientation and person-centred care perspectives are delineated.

Author Biography

Margit Schmolke, Training and Research Institute of the German Academy for Psychoanalysis in Munich

Dr. Margit Schmolke is clinical psychologist, psychoanalyst and group psychotherapist in private practice. She is lecturer and training analyst and co-chair of the department of Group Psychotherapy Training at the Training and Research Institute of the German Academy for Psychoanalysis in Munich, Germany. She is an active member of the Sections “Psychoanalysis in Psychiatry” and “Preventive Psychiatry” of the World Psychiatric Association (WPA). Her special fields of research and professional activity are psychodynamic treatment, resilience and protective factors in severely psychiatric patients, recovery.

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Published

2014-02-12

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