Research Article| Volume 12, ISSUE 6, P344-350, December 1998

Promoting enjoyment and self-belief through work rehabilitation

  • Damian Mitchell
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    School of Nursing, University of Nottingham, UK
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      There has been a resurgence of interest in work rehabilitation in recent years. A variety of service models are in operation in a number of countries, all, to varying degrees, assisting mental-health clients achieve an optimum level of employment participation. However, little research has been conducted to examine how (and if) such schemes are structured to promote psycosocial rehabilitation. To explore such issues, the author carried out a pilot case study of a work-rehabilitation organization in Lincolnshire, United Kingdom. Two of the main themes, that emerged during the study, Hedonic Experiences and Self-Efficacy, are discussed in this article.
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