Recent Research on Vocational Rehabilitation for Persons With Severe Mental Illness

Robert E Drake, Deborah R Becker, Gary R Bond


Curr Opin Psychiatry. 2003;16(4) 

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Other Countries

As vocational interventions increase in effectiveness and centrality, more studies of employment also appear in other countries and cultures. Thio[21] reported on the development of a continuum of rehabilitation services, including employment, in Singapore. Diversification of traditional services was inspired by visits to psychosocial rehabilitation and skills training programs in the US. Van Busschbach and Wiersma[22] described the use of a skills training intervention in The Netherlands. Approximately half of the clients were successful in meeting their rehabilitation goals, and they were most likely to have success with housing and vocational goals. Yip and Ng[23] identified multiple barriers for males with psychiatric disability in Chinese culture. The authors argue that work in China is understood in terms of Confucian ideals, such as diligence and honoring ancestors, which have thus far precluded competitive employment for men with psychiatric disabilities.


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