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Revista Científica de la UCSA

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CARDOZO MAIDANA, J. N; -RIVEROS, M. I.  and  CENTURION-VIVEROS, C. Experiences of people with psychosocial disabilities about job placement. Rev. ciente. UCSA [online]. 2017, vol.4, n.3, pp.3-11. ISSN 2409-8752.

Mental health is one of the most neglected fields of health. The rehabilitated mentally ill need to meet their needs by integrating into a society that may be able to provide them with sufficient tools to reach their maximum level of development. The objective was to analyze the experiences in the workplace of people with psychosocial disabilities who come to the Psychosocial Rehabilitation Center "El Puente", an observational design with a qualitative approach of phenomenological type was used. The dimensions and categories of analysis were the sociodemographic data, the perception of the factors associated to the labor insertion, the strategies of labor insertion and the experiences in the labor scope. Sampling of homogeneous type selected on the basis of criteria and consisting of 4 people with psychosocial disabilities who come to this institution. Sample based on criteria. The data collection was carried out through semi-structured interviews, using as a tool a guide of open questions based on the dimensions and categories studied. They were recorded with the consent of the subjects. It was concluded that the experiences of people with psychosocial disabilities in the workplace are positive due to the good performance and relationship within the work; However, there is still difficulty for access to work due to internal factors such as self-stigma, fear and symptomatology of the disease and also external factors such as prejudice and social marginalization, ignorance about the disease and demands of the labor market. These factors merit the continuation of further investigations on the subject.

Keywords : mental health; mentally ill; psychosocial disability; job placement..

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