The Effect of the Application of Supportive Employment Program in Clients with Severe Mental Disorder at a General Hospital

Tzyh Chyang Chang, Yen Chin Shih, Shu Hui Cheng, Yi Chia Liu, Mei Chih Wen, Chun Hua Shih, Yen Kuang Yang, Ming Jen Yang

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Abstract

Objective: The purposes of the study were to explore the effect and difficulties of the application of a supportive employment program in clients with severe mental disorder at a general hospital and to put forward feasible solutions. Patients and Methods: There were 78 participants in this study. All participants received medical and vocational services from an outpatient vocational rehabilitation clinic at a general hospital. Results: Six employment chances were developed, and 16 participants were employed. Difficulties identified by this study were the integration of specialties, limits of medical insurance reimbursement, and few employment opportunities. Conclusions: The results and discussions of this study can be applied to future vocational rehabilitation programs in an attempt to provide better community rehabilitation services for clients with psychiatric disabilities.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)51-57
Number of pages7
JournalTzu Chi Medical Journal
Volume16
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Feb 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)

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