Return-to-Work - Übergangsprozesse nach Behandlung in einem psychiatrischen Akutkrankenhaus

Translated title of the contribution: Return-to-Work - The Transition after Psychiatric Inpatient Treatment

Daniela Blank, Anne Lang, Adele Brucks, Lina Riedl, Peter Brieger, Johannes Hamann

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Objectives Workers on sick-leave due to a mental illness have enormous problems to return to work. The main objective of the present study is to examine, how individuals experience the transition from the mental health system to their workplace. Methods A qualitative research design guided by a grounded theory approach was used. Narrative interviews with ten workers on sick leave and four semi-structured interviews with return-to-work-experts were conducted. Results Relevant for returning to work is the interplay between the involved persons. Essential is the interpretation of the transition and as a result, which calls for action are made to the participants. Conclusion Clinical interventions for returning to work should focus the support on the expectations of the participants and stimulate a common interpretation.

Translated title of the contributionReturn-to-Work - The Transition after Psychiatric Inpatient Treatment
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)344-352
Number of pages9
JournalPsychiatrische Praxis
Issue number7
StatePublished - 6 Dec 2022
Externally publishedYes


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