I Own My History: A Challenge To The Institutional Retention Of Consumer Records

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Authors: Jim Burdett, New Zealand

Year: 1999

Event: 1999 TheMHS Conference

Subject: book of proceedings

Type of resource: Conference Presentations and Papers

ISBN: 0949203750

Abstract: I want to start by differentiating between two aspects of records - those that are simple fact and those that call for an exercise of judgment. Information such as dates, places, medications and such could be described as bureaucratic information and, as such, may be quite properly be held by the bureaucracy, the institution.

The ‘real’ stuff is that which describes experiences, symptoms descriptions of behaviour, social circumstances, diagnosis - the reality of the client’s life, in other words, my history, me.

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