Clinicians' attitudes to the employment of people with psychosis
Marwaha, Steven, Balachandra, Shanika and Johnson, Sonia. (2009) Clinicians' attitudes to the employment of people with psychosis. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, Vol.44 (No.5). pp. 349-360. ISSN 0933-7954Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00127-008-0447-5
Negative staff attitudes have been cited as a factor in explaining the low rates of employment in people with psychosis. We aimed to conduct the first systematic survey of staff attitudes in UK community mental health teams.
A questionnaire survey of clinicians working in community mental health teams in North London, UK.
Clinicians believed that many more people with psychosis were capable of working than were actually doing so. Nevertheless they believed that about two thirds of their caseloads were either incapable of working or able only to do voluntary or sheltered work. The work roles they saw as suitable tended to be ones requiring lower levels of technical skills. Clinicians saw helping people get back to work as a core part of their role, but felt they had little relevant training and limited confidence in the vocational services currently available for their clients.
In this London catchment area, clinicians believed the majority of people with psychosis to be capable of some kind of work, albeit not always open market, but they had few resources available to them to facilitate this. They give priority to the development of place and support vocational services
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Medicine > Warwick Medical School > Health Sciences > Mental Health and Wellbeing
Faculty of Medicine > Warwick Medical School
|Journal or Publication Title:||Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology|
|Publisher:||Dr. Dietrich Steinkopff Verlag|
|Page Range:||pp. 349-360|
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