Through qualitative research, Dr. Knopes and her team will explore how “peers” (people with mental illness who provide services to fellow individuals in recovery) make sense of their complex role as both a care provider and a person with their own health needs. They will seek to expand bioethics research on the ethical issues that emerge when peers cross these boundaries between patient and provider when leading support programs, and directly inform the development of new training programs for peers on role boundaries at Northeast Ohio affiliates of a national mental health organization.
Peers in Mental Health: Role Boundaries and Ethics
Case Western Reserve University
Julia Knopes & Laura Guidry-Grimes, Reframing Mental Health Ethics, Community Mental Health Journal, Oct 2023Read more
Julia Knopes & Maia D'égale-Flanagan, Dual Relationships in Mental Health Peer Support, Psychiatric Services, Apr 2023Read more
Julia Knopes, Boundary Ethics in Peer Support: A Case Study, Journal of Ethics in Mental Health, Dec 2022Read more