Mental Health Crisis Resolution as Human Occupation: A Political and Professional Discourse

  • Dawn Drury

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


The aim of this thesis is to identify concepts of human occupation within the discourses surrounding Crisis Resolution Home Treatment Teams. The scope of the research covers specific Government policy and research related to the implementation of Crisis Resolution Home Treatment Teams in the United Kingdom, exploring theories of human occupation with the intent of proposing an additional perspective of mental health crisis. Drawing on Michel Foucault’s ideas of governmentality and the influences of discourses within historical and political contexts, articles, research reports and government policy have been investigated. Documents reflecting the national context of a number of stakeholders and types of knowledge were subjected to a discourse analysis, mapping the development of mental health crisis as a discursive formation.
Date of AwardMay 2014
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • University of Brighton

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