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Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da USP

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LUSSI, Isabela Aparecida de Oliveira  and  PEREIRA, Maria Alice Ornellas. Social companies and solidary economy: perspectives for the work inclusion of individuals with mental disorders. Rev. esc. enferm. USP [online]. 2011, vol.45, n.2, pp.515-521. ISSN 0080-6234.

The psychiatric reform process requires the implementation of public policies that guarantee the work inclusion of individuals with mental disorders. To do this, work must be understood as a promoter of autonomy, emancipation and citizenship. The objective of this study is to reflect on the theoretical concepts related to social insertion through work, with the purpose of exploring the inclusion of individuals with mental disorders in the work market. The concepts social company and solidary economy where selected as fundamental for the study. In the social company, the subject is considered to be a social being, focusing on the development process towards emancipation. In solidary economy, the objective is to develop an economy that is more just, equal and solidary. Further discussions on these concepts should be developed to support the implementation of projects for social inclusion through work.

Keywords : Mentally ill persons; Rehabilitation; Work; Mental health; Deinstitutionalization.

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