Acıbadem Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Dergisi 2019 , Vol 10, Issue 3
The Difficulties That Individuals With Schizophrenia Face In Business Life
Işıl Işık1,Gizem Savaş2,Nurhayat Kılıç3
1Yeditepe Üniversitesi, Sağlık Bilimleri Fakültesi, Hemşirelik Bölümü, İstanbul, Türkiye
2Trakya Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Hastanesi, Hemşire, Edirne, Türkiye
3Gebze Fatih Devlet Hastanesi, Hemşire, Kocael, Türkiye
DOI : 10.31067/0.2019.176 This study is a research based on a phenomenological type in order to determine the difficulties that schizophrenics face in employment and business life. The research was conducted with 12 patients who were members of the Eurasian Schizophrenia and World Schizophrenia Associations with the sample selection method for the purpose, who met the criteria for inclusion in the research and agreed to participate in the research either written or oral. The data of the study were collected by interviewing patients who were identified between September, 5 2016 and May, 17 2017, for about 45 minutes. For individual in-depth interviews, A semi-structured form of 17 questions developed by the researchers in the direction of the literature was used.

As a result of the interviews, a total of 3 main themes and sub-themes have been determined for the following: the reasons for not working, the effects of the study on the patient and the solution suggestions. Four sub-themes have been identified for the theme "reasons for not working": the effect of the disease, the lack of hiring, the severance of salary and the difficulties in business life due to stigmatization. Two sub-themes have been identified for the theme of the effects of working on patients: the positive effects of working and the negative effects of working. For the theme of solution suggestions, four sub-themes have been determined including work that is appropriate for the disease, education of the public, an increase of associations and State-related solutions. In terms of patients" expressions, it has been determined that schizophrenia patients prefer not to work because they have a disability wage cut off, they are not hired because they are stigmatized, and they prefer not to work because of stigmatization in the business environment. It has been seen that patients think that it is necessary to take actions for the solutions of the problems of working life and for the applications to reduce the stigmatization.

As a result, people with schizophrenia are stigmatized in the field of work as well as in all areas, and they cannot gain their economic freedom. Keywords : Patients with schizophrenia, business life, mental health nurse, stigmatization