Joint decision-making can have far-reaching consequences for an individual’s life. However, a diverse set of factors affect joint decision-making processes, and thus, the ideals associated with it can actually be challenging to implement.

Joint decision-making in mental health: An interactional approach, edited by VOIS researchers Camilla Lindholm, Melisa Stevanovic and Elina Weiste, was published in June 2020. The book examines practices by which mental health professionals seek to engage clients in joint decision-making. It is also explored how these social inclusion efforts intertwine with subtle negotiations of power and expertise in different mental health service situations.

You can obtain the book here or by contacting the book’s editors via e-mail.