Research Platform
Issue Date: August 2020
Published Online: August 01, 2020
Updated: September 09, 2020
Exploring the Costs and Benefits of Hiring and Accommodating Workers With Mental Illness in Diverse Workplace Settings
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
  • McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada, Institute of Work and Health, Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Queen’s University, Kingston, ON, Canada
  • McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
  • University of Winnipeg, Winnipeg, MB, Canada
  • L’Université du Québec à Montréal, Montreal, QC, Canada
  • University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
  • McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
Article Information
Mental Health / Prevention and Intervention
Research Platform   |   August 01, 2020
Exploring the Costs and Benefits of Hiring and Accommodating Workers With Mental Illness in Diverse Workplace Settings
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411515412. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-RP203B
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411515412. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-RP203B
Abstract

Date Presented 03/27/20

The purpose of this study was to develop evidence concerning the costs and benefits of hiring and accommodating workers with mental illness. We conducted interviews with accommodated workers, co-workers, supervisors and managers, and other workplace stakeholders within five organizations. The findings provide a compelling business case for hiring and accommodating people living with mental illness and suggest opportunities for OT practice.

Primary Author and Speaker: Rebecca Gewurtz

Contributing Authors: Emile Tompa, Rosemary Lysaght, Sandra Moll, Karen Harlos, Hélène Sultan-Taïeb, Bonnie Kirsh, Margaret Oldfield