Saturday, January 09, 2016

#Wikidata - William Anthony, PhD

Mr Anthony defined recovery and his definition is quoted on Wikipedia:
"Recovery is a deeply personal, unique process of changing one’s attitudes, values, feelings, goals, skills and/or roles. It is a way of living a satisfying, hopeful, and contributing life even with limitations caused by the illness. Recovery involves the development of new meaning and purpose in one’s life as one grows beyond the catastrophic effects of mental illness."
Recovery in psychiatry is proven effective. Mr Anthony does not have an article in any Wikipedia and, that can easily be understood as being part of the stigma that the subject holds.

In constructing a Wikidata item for Mr Anthony, there is the website on the Centre of Psychiatric Rehabilitation, it is part of Boston University. It has a page on Mr Anthony and it is definitely a source. Many publications and awards are listed and as you may expect many of those awards have no articles either.

In order to honour Mr Anthony, the awards had to be added. Several of the organisations that conferred the award had to be added as a consequence. That is where the page on Mr Anthony becomes a problem. A single reference to an award is not that great. But what to do if it is hard to find on the Internet?

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