Glossary of Mental Health Terms ( U - X)

Mental Health Terms (A - E)
Mental Health Terms (F - J)
Mental Health Terms (K - O)
Mental Health Terms (P - T)

User involvement Notes
User involvement refers to a variety of ways in which people who use health services can be involved in the development, maintenance and improvement of services.This includes patient satisfaction questionnaires, focus groups, representation on committees, involvement in training and user-led presentations and projects.

Validity
A data collection instrument’s ability to actually measure or test what it is intended to measure or test.

Vascular Dementia
(see Dementia)

Whistleblowing
This is the act of informing a relevant person in an organisation of instances or services in which patients are at risk.