Implementation of the individual placement and support approach: facilitators and barriers

Inge Storgaard Bonfils, Henrik Hansen, Helle Stentoft Dalum, Lene Falgaard Eplov

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    The individual placement and support approach (IPS) has become a widely
    recognized evidence-based practice to provide work for more people with
    severe mental illness. The aim of this literature review was to identify and
    evaluate research on implementation of IPS, focusing on facilitators and
    barriers. Contextual, local organizational, cooperation/team and
    individual factors influence the implementation process. Key facilitators
    are the use of a fidelity scale to measure and develop quality and the
    employment of skilled local leaders and IPS specialists. Barriers are
    located at the contextual level, when the national employment policy
    and regulation contradict the IPS scheme, and at the local level, where
    mental health professionals’ negative attitudes towards the IPS scheme
    and a culture based on a medical approach challenge the
    implementation of IPS. The evaluation of research in IPS implementation
    show that most studies are empirically driven, using different
    understandings of implementation and have a poor theoretical
    underpinning of the studies. The need for further studies based on
    comparative methods and more developed theoretical framework is
    TidsskriftScandinavian Journal of Disability Research
    Udgave nummer4
    Sider (fra-til)318-333
    Antal sider16
    StatusUdgivet - nov. 2017


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