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    Can a person with a Mental disorder work in the Health Care Field

    +1  Views: 531 Answers: 9 Posted: 9 years ago

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    This makes sense to me:


    "The issue isn't the diagnosis, but the severity and how well the issue is contained for the person. Dysthymia and generalized anxiety disorder are on axis one along with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. There is a huge gap between a moderately depressed person and a person who may be going through current psychotic issues".http://ca.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20110713195158AAWOpmY 


    Depends on the severity. 


     

    ROMOS

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    Colleen

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    I have a dear young friend who suffers with schizophrenia.  It had its roots in a single drug related incident.  He has acheived the ability through professional schooling and other help to become an  aid in elderly care.  The repetition of the work is the stable work invironment which works well for certain afflicted individuals.   AND they are not a danger to anyone. 

    I went to nursing school and didn't finish due to a mental condition but, knowing this now, I could have finished and have been a great nurse..............!

    Yes in my neighborhood we call them receiptionist..

    Vinny

    In my neighborhood, we call 'em doctors..
    daren1

    pretty much the same..

    sure. i want some skitzo coming into my hospital room to take my temp with a plunger.

    Yes..in the UK anyway..employers are not permitted to discriminate re mental health issues..such as depression or any other mental health issues where you are assessed by your Doctor or Occupational Health...FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE suffered SEVERE depression,so it is said!!:-¬...There are help groups in the UK...MIND is one who will take up your case if you meet with bias!...Only restricted obviously if people are seen as a threat/danger to others!


    aLL THE BEST!


    Millie xx 

    lindilou

    Yes Millie,the same is true in Canada,in fact preference is given to psychiatric nurses and therapists who have first hand experiences with a variety of disorders as well as experience in therapy in an effort to compassionately and empathetically relate with others suffering with mental illnesses.Peace.
    millie111

    lindilou..Hey that`s really good...I hope one day this country follows suit!...There is a lot of bias regarding mental health issues and work still here!!:-(..Thanks for that!
    millie x
    millie111

    lindilou..Hey that`s really good...I hope one day this country follows suit!...There is a lot of bias regarding mental health issues and work still here!!:-(..Thanks for that!
    millie x

    Some of them already do.. Thursday my wife got sick, dizzy, vertigo. I took her to emergency, the doctor said.  "You're new here, I don't remember seeing you here before.."  I swear, this is what she said.. I was like 'WTF'??   In a city with 1.8 million people??  Yeah, some mentally challenged  can find work in the medical field. -- And even be a doctor..  How's that for affirmative action..

    Of course they can,they can say they've had personale experience in the field

    I'm not saying they don't, but I've never heard of any mental health screening in the medical field.



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