Еmployment of people with serious psychic disorders, who attend the ‘Day care center for adults with disorders – a psycho-social service’ in Blagoevgr Cover Image
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Трудова реализация на лица с тежка психична болест, посещаващи „Дневен център за възрастни с увреждания – психосоциална услуга“ – Благоевград
Еmployment of people with serious psychic disorders, who attend the ‘Day care center for adults with disorders – a psycho-social service’ in Blagoevgr

Author(s): Victoria Sotirova, Miglena Vulkova
Subject(s): Essay|Book Review |Scientific Life
Published by: Балканска асоциация по история и философия на медицината (БАИФМ)
Keywords: employment; psycho-social rehabilitation; persons with psychic disease;

Summary/Abstract: The article is devoted to a topical issue of the Bulgarian society, namely, the problem of employment of a specific group of people: those with serious psychic disorders. The problems connected to finding a job and keeping the position are a result of: Peculiarities of the disease (psychotic episodes that lead to loss of knowledge and skills and followed by periods of remission – regaining part of the losses during the psychotic episodes); The ability of the society (i.e. the state – the law frame stimulating through programmes and measures for employment; the employers – those, employing persons with diseases; the assistants – those who from competencies and skills and support the process of finding and keeping the job; the families – they stimulate and support their close ones) to accept and keep the persons with psychic diseases. The main focus of the article is on the employment (finding a job and keeping the position) of persons with serious psychic diseases who attend the ‘Day care center for adults with disorders – a psycho-social service’ in Blagoevgrad. The client-centered model ‘Finding a job and support’, that is the basis of the process of training persons with psychic diseases to find a job and keep it, is discussed. The author’s survey conducted in the ‘Day care center for adults with disorders – a psycho-social service’ in Blagoevgrd in the period of May 2011 – February 2012 is described. The aim of this survey is to prove (or reject) the hypothesis in the article. The article ends with some conclusions and recommendations for improving the standard of life and the employment of persons with psychic diseases. In conclusion, the author claims that the employment of persons with disorders and of persons with serious psychic diseases, in particular, is an important factor for their socialization. Our successful model of employment rehabilitation, presented here, proves that ‘when there is a will there is a way’. Knowing and using the basic factors and elements that influence on the employment of persons with psychic diseases, is a criterion for success.

  • Issue Year: VII/2013
  • Issue No: 01
  • Page Range: 120-126
  • Page Count: 7
  • Language: Bulgarian