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A Volunteer Program for Psychiatric Impatients in a General Hospital: A Pilot Project
In cooperation with the Montreal Jewish General Hospital, the Montreal YM-YWHA instituted a pilot volunteer program for short-stay psychiatric inpatients. Patients who were no longer "symptomatically immobilized" were given the opportunity to apply for and receive a volunteer position that would prepare them for reintegration into the workforce. Not only did this program provide assistance to qualified patients, but it also demonstrated that a service agency can increase its scope of service to the community by providing physical and social outlets for psychiatric rehabilitation while a general hospital can discover community resources to use as a functional part of a total treatment program. Thus, selective use of such a program appears to be in the best interest of all parties.
Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service
Editor: Sherman, Sanford N.
Volume/Issue: Vol. 45/No. 3
Page Number(s): 274-278
Copyright Holder: Publisher
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Schneiderman, Gerald. Segal, Brian. A Volunteer Program for Psychiatric Impatients in a General Hospital: A Pilot Project. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),National Conference of Jewish Communal Service. Spring 1969: 274-278. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=4182
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