At the micro-level, the superficial goal is to change various collaborative processes between the patient and the health care professional. The analysis of the micro level is to collect descriptive data on the advice given to patients, the services provided and the skills available to patients.
When an individual is able to take control of their own situation and put their own interests first, this state is termed self-discovery. From a normative standpoint, a life in which an individual is able to take control of their own situation is viewed as a central goal of some theories of mental health . By inference, this is a desirable outcome for individuals to experience and learn, and for society to realise.
A contextual factor that is at the core of these theories of mental health is self-discovery. The theories fundamentally embrace the idea of self as a unitary concept that pertains to the total life-style of the individual. Therefore, the process of gaining or clarifying self-knowledge determines whether an individual can achieve self-discovery or not. Self-discovery is seen as a goal or as an outcome of the whole life-style of the individual and not just as an attribute of mental health. Consequently, the pursuit of self-discovery requires the correction of deficiencies within the individual, society and the environment in which they are created. From this theoretical foundation, it follows that the individual who is able to take control of their own situation and put their own interests first is necessarily able to exercise the necessary information and approval to make the necessary corrections . Consequently, the development of facilitating discussions, supporting the acquisition of new self-knowledge and encouraging comparisons between current self-perception and the ideal will be seen as core functions of all components of a person centred care response, in particular, in the conceptualisation of recovery. d2c66b5586