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ERIC Number: ED016105
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964
Pages: 103
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A PROJECT DEMONSTRATING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION SERVICES IN A TOTAL PSYCHIATRIC CARE PROGRAM.
Georgia State Board of Health, Atlanta.; Georgia State Dept. of Education, Atlanta.
A COOPERATIVE PROGRAM OFFERED A COMPLETE RANGE OF INTEGRATED MEDICAL, PSYCHOLOGICAL, SOCIAL, AND VOCATIONAL SERVICES TO REINTEGRATE MENTAL PATIENTS INTO THE LIFE OF THE COMMUNITY. THE PROGRAM PROPOSED TO DEMONSTRATE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF CERTAIN REHABILITATION PROCEDURES TO EXTEND AND IMPROVE REHABILITATION SERVICES, AND TO ESTABLISH EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION BETWEEN THE HOSPITAL AND THE COMMUNITY TO INSURE ADEQUATE AFTERCARE AND OTHER REHABILITATION FOLLOWUP SERVICES. SIXTY-EIGHT PATIENTS IN AN EXPERIMENTAL GROUP AND 71 IN A CONTROL GROUP WERE DRAWN FROM THE TYPE OF PATIENT USUALLY ADMITTED TO A STATE MENTAL HOSPITAL. A TREATMENT TEAM COMPOSED OF PSYCHIATRIC RESIDENT, PSYCHOLOGIST, SOCIAL WORKER, REHABILITATION COUNSELOR, NURSE, WARD ATTENDANTS, AND OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST WORKED WITH EACH PATIENT IN IMPLEMENTING A PLAN OF ACTION. A LOCAL COUNSELOR PROVIDED FOLLOWUP SERVICES WHEN THE CLIENT WAS RETURNED TO THE COMMUNITY. A FOLLOWUP SURVEY AT THE END OF 3 YEARS SHOWED A 70 PERCENT SUCCESS RATE (CLIENTS EITHER WORKING OR IN TRAINING) FOR EXPERIMENTALS AND 46 PERCENT FOR CONTROLS. WITH VARYING DEGREES OF SUCCESS ALL PROGRAM GOALS WERE ACCOMPLISHED. THE NUMBER OF MENTALLY ILL ACHIEVING REHABILITATION STATUS INCREASED FROM 252 TO 524 DURING THE PROJECT. NEW METHODS AND TECHNIQUES OF REHABILITATION WERE INTRODUCED INTO A STATE HOSPITAL AND FOUND TO BE EFFECTIVE AND A SATISFACTORY WORKING RELATIONSHIP WAS DEVELOPED BETWEEN THE COOPERATING AGENCIES. PROGRESS WAS MADE IN INCREASING STATE AND COMMUNITY RESOURCES AVAILABLE FOR REHABILITATION, BUT FURTHER DEVELOPMENT WAS NEEDED. (JK)
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Authoring Institution: Georgia State Board of Health, Atlanta.; Georgia State Dept. of Education, Atlanta.
Identifiers: GEORGIA; Milledgeville State Hospital GA