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TitleMental Wellness Programs for Employees [electronic resource] / edited by Richard H. Egdahl, Diana Chapman Walsh, Willis B. Goldbeck
ImprintNew York, NY : Springer New York, 1980
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Descript XVIII, 230 p. online resource


Address to the Conference on Employee Mental Wellness by Walter B. Wriston, Chairman, Citicorp The mental well-being of employees is a subject of fundamental importance to each of us, our companies, our professions, and the nation. Both the Washington Business Group on Health and Boston University's Center for Industry and Health Care should be commended for the timely initiative this conference represents. I hope it will beยญ come an ongoing effort to improve the mental health services to the nation's private sector workers and their dependents. I have had a deep interest in the delivery of health care for a long time, both from the perspective of a major employer and from my participation in the governance of New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center. It has also been my privilege to chair the Business Roundยญ table's Task Force on Health and to serve on the President's Laborยญ Management Committee which, among other things, has been working on heaith care problems. This experience obviously does not give me any claim to special expertise on the issue of mental health. It may prove helpful, however, as we work together formulating our thoughts about the nation's health system, the role of industry, and where the mental health issue fits into the picture


I. Context and Issues -- 1. Mental Distress as a Problem for Industry -- 2. Industryโ{128}{153}s Response: A Survey of Employee Assistance Programs -- II. Program Models and Directions -- 3. Case Studies in Mental Wellness Programming -- 4. Some Guidelines for Employee Assistance Program Development -- 5. Labor and Employee Assistance Programs -- 6. Promoting an Employee Assistance Program in an HMO -- 7. A Rehabilitative Perspective on Personnel -- 8. Profiting from the Nonprofits in Employee Assistance -- 9. Ethics in Industrial Mental Health Programs -- III. Experiences with Staffing and Organization -- 10. A Medical Model for Employee Assistance -- 11. The Staffing Requirements of Employee Assistance Programs -- 12. Qualifications for Counselors in Alcohol and Drug Programs -- 13. Staffing an Employee Counseling Service -- 14. Staffing a Corporate Emotional Health Program -- IV. Financial Considerations -- 15. Insurance and Insurability for Mental Health Services -- 16. Trends in Corporate Mental Health Insurance -- 17. Compensating the Mentally Impaired Worker -- 18. The Cost of Private-Practice Psychiatry under National Health Insurance -- 19. Mental Wellness and the Cost of Health Care -- V. Conclusions -- 20. Observations and Recommendations -- Appendix: Conference Participants Quoted

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