This book details the development of a theory to explain the
decisions and actions taken by people with mental illness with
regard to employment. In-depth interviews were conducted with users
of psychiatric services. Some participants were employed, others
were seeking employment, while others were not engaged in
employment-related activities. The study found that all
participants were engaged in a process of negotiating an
appropriate vocational place. This process is cyclical, ongoing and
dynamic, as individuals' views and circumstances change. The
findings present a challenge to policy and practice in which a
successful outcome is defined as obtaining and maintaining a paid
position in the workforce. They provide a framework for
practitioners, policy makers and researchers to understand the
decisions made by people with mental illness and their actions in
relation to employment. Findings support the notion that
substantially increasing employment rates for people with mental
illness will require change at a number of levels of society and
will not be achieved by merely putting greater pressure on people
with mental illness to work.
VDM Verlag Dr. Mueller E.K.
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