n South African Journal of Psychiatry - Disability claims on psychiatric grounds in the South African context : a review
|Article Title||Disability claims on psychiatric grounds in the South African context : a review|
|Journal||South African Journal of Psychiatry|
|Affiliations||1 University of Limpopo, 2 University of Limpopo and 3 Foundation for Professional Development|
|Publication Date||May 2012|
|Pages||34 - 41|
ISI Social Science
We review the nature of disability claims on psychiatric grounds in the South African context, including factors contributing to disability claims, specific disorders usually leading to disability claims, impairment and disability, assessing the degree of impairment, guidelines in assessing psychiatric disability, ethical considerations, consequences of medical boarding, and rehabilitation. Psychiatrists should consider the potential benefits of supervised and mentored work rehabilitation programmes, graded return to work or an appropriate alternative position in consultation with employers.
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