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A case study of one individual’s life in the context of their unemployment and their engagement in a ‘work ready’ occupational therapy programme

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dc.contributor.advisor Robinson, Katie
dc.contributor.advisor Warren, Alison F
dc.contributor.author Morgan, Victoria
dc.date.accessioned 2013-06-13T15:50:59Z
dc.date.available 2013-06-13T15:50:59Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/3164
dc.description non-peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Ireland is in the midst of a recession, with the unemployment rate at 14.7% (CSO 2012). The negative health implications of unemployment are well documented and wide ranging such as high levels of chronic disease, impaired mental health and less purposeful use of time (Scanlan 2011; Waddell and Burton 2006; Broom et al 2006). Occupational therapy values participation in meaningful activities which can play a key role in alleviating these effects (Scanlan 2011; Douthwaite 1994). The occupational therapy department in the University of Limerick facilitated a ‘work ready’ group programme. The goal of the programme was to improve wellbeing and occupational functioning for those who were unemployed. This research presents a case study of one individual’s life in the context of their unemployment and their engagement in the ‘work ready’ programme. Secondary analysis was conducted on the pre and post test data collected by the programme facilitators. The findings present how the programme facilitated a positive impact on health, increased satisfaction with occupational performance and a more positive approach towards unemployment for one participant. This research demonstrates the potential benefits that an occupational therapy focused unemployment intervention could provide to individuals who are unemployed. Further research is warranted to validate the benefits of occupational therapy interventions for the unemployed. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher University of Limerick en_US
dc.subject occupational therapy en_US
dc.subject unemployment en_US
dc.subject occupational functioning en_US
dc.subject Ireland en_US
dc.title A case study of one individual’s life in the context of their unemployment and their engagement in a ‘work ready’ occupational therapy programme en_US
dc.type Master thesis (Taught) en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_theses_dissertations en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US


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