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dc.contributor.authorBaxter, Claire
dc.contributor.authorPrior, Susan
dc.contributor.authorForsyth, Kirsty
dc.contributor.authorMaciver, Donald
dc.contributor.authorMeiklejohn, Alison
dc.contributor.authorIrvine, Linda
dc.contributor.authorWalsh, Mike
dc.date.accessioned2018-06-29T21:41:47Z
dc.date.available2018-06-29T21:41:47Z
dc.date.issued2012-04
dc.identifierER2637
dc.identifier.citationBaxter, C., Prior, S., Forsyth, K., Maciver, D., Meiklejohn, A., Irvine, L. & Walsh, M. (2012) Mental health vocational rehabilitation - occupational therapists perceptions of individual placement and support, International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, vol. 19, , pp. 217-225,
dc.identifier.issn1741-1645
dc.identifier.urihttps://eresearch.qmu.ac.uk/handle/20.500.12289/2637
dc.description.abstractResearch purpose: Vocational rehabilitation (VR) has been the focus of recent government policy, which outlines objectives to support individuals with mental illness into work. To provide such support, Individual Placement and Support (IPS) as one approach, is frequently referred to. This has ignited both discussion and research within the occupational therapy (OT) profession to re-examine its contribution to VR and consider IPS as part of its practice. Aim: To explore Occupational Therapists' (OTs) perceptions about their role within mental health (MH) VR and IPS. Method: This qualitative study conducted semi-structured interviews. The interview transcripts were subject to thematic framework analysis. Findings: The findings revealed similarities and compatibility with OT and IPS. Participants acknowledged the value of IPS for clients who wish to obtain paid employment but also in line with professional values, recognise the value of all worker roles, paid and unpaid. Conclusion: The findings are congruent with discursive literature regarding OT and VR. Consideration given by OTs to the uniqueness and complexities of work as an occupation reinforces their distinct contribution to VR and could extend to IPS. Further research is needed to verify and extend this study's findings.
dc.format.extent217-225
dc.publisherMark Allen Publishing LTD
dc.relation.ispartofInternational Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation
dc.titleMental health vocational rehabilitation - occupational therapists perceptions of individual placement and support
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dc.description.volume19
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dc.description.eprintid2637
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qmu.authorMaciver, Donald
qmu.authorPrior, Susan
qmu.authorForsyth, Kirsty
dc.description.statuspub
dc.description.number4


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