Psychiatric impairment and disability assessment — proposals to improve current inadequacies

Pieter Coetzer, Andre Botha, Dick Huyser

Abstract


Impairment and disability assessment on psychiatric grounds has always been subjective, controversial and at best, a difficult task. The South African Society of Psychiatrists (SASOP) needs to be congratulated, firstly on being instrumental in the publication of the first ‘Guidelines to the Management of Disability Claims on Psychiatric Grounds’ 1 in 1996, and secondly on following this up with an improved and revised version in May 2002.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/sajpsychiatry.v8i3.928

Submitted: 17 December 2015
Published: 01 December 2002




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