In this section, the three components will be demonstrated with eight case studies at a meso-level. Each case study has a focus on identifying policy and service developments alongside empirical investigations of care planning and inpatient care, recovery, personalisation, therapeutic relationships and empowerment. This design is represented in Fig. 2. The case studies are ordered according to their predominant focus in the data collection, as this provides continuity in the presentation. However, there are overlaps between the case studies due to the design. An overview of each of the case studies is given in Table 1. The complete data collection process is outlined in Appendix 1.
The eight case studies are part of a multi-disciplinary research project undertaken in partnership with Ayrshire and Arran (AHA) NHS Foundation Trust. This joint project is funded by NHS Ayrshire and Arran and follows on from a larger programme of work for the development of equality and diversity which was commissioned by NHS Ayrshire and Arran. Part of this programme is the departmental Equality and Diversity Audit (EDA) programme of work, which was carried out by Dr. K Konrad. This project aligns to some of the steps outlined in his paper, Implementation of equality and diversity: A case study approach . The full project comprises two papers comprising of eight case studies. These are evidence-based papers that examine equality and diversity and how they have developed in NHS Ayrshire and Arran over the years. The paper that is presented here is the first to be published .
Dr. K Konrad is a transgender woman, a psychologist and also holds a complementary medicine position within NHS Ayrshire and Arran. With respect to this study, she identified issues stakeholders may have encountered and their main issues that they needed addressing for the advance of equality and diversity work. NHS Ayrshire and Arran’s Equality and Diversity department commissioned this project. The EDA provided Dr. Konrad with the opportunity to consider the intersectionality of gender and diversity work and enabled her to consider how the current systems for some of the population groups may not have improved any of their experience. Jacky Bolland (Research Advisor at AHA) initially commissioned the Equality and Diversity Audit Programme for the Trust in 2009. Dr. d2c66b5586