The Core Concepts of Occupational Therapy: A Dynamic by Jennifer Creek, Anne Lawson-Porter

By Jennifer Creek, Anne Lawson-Porter

The occupation of occupational treatment has a hugely specialized language, yet formerly there were no normal definitions of its keyword phrases. according to the paintings of the terminology undertaking team of the ecu community of Occupational remedy in larger schooling (ENOTHE), this e-book selects and defines the middle development blocks of occupational remedy conception. Consensus definitions of a variety of phrases are built via an research of released definitions from worldwide. ideas with comparable meanings are clustered into teams, and the clusters are then prepared right into a conceptual map. The e-book presents an research of what each one time period potential in universal utilization, the way it is utilized in occupational treatment, and its implications for healing perform. The conceptual framework that emerges represents a massive contribution to the profession's realizing of the elemental options of occupational treatment. The consensus definitions awarded during this publication will facilitate communique among execs in addition to with consumers and others, and may be of curiosity to occupational remedy practitioners, scholars, educators and researchers.

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Several reasons can be identified for this continuing problem. Occupational therapy authors regularly introduce their own definitions of key professional words, such as occupation and activity, or avoid defining the terms altogether, leaving readers to make up their own minds about what is meant. This makes it impossible to compare the work of different writers. For example, a review of evidence for a relationship between what people do and their health (Creek and Hughes 2008) found papers that used either the term activity or the term occupation, or both.

37). 38). 64). The occupational therapist who works with the lived body takes a pragmatic approach to the client, locating him within real-life situations and framing his problems in terms of his interactions with his physical and social environments. She sees that illness or disability do not just affect the body and mind but interrupt people’s whole lives. T h e L a n g u a g e of O cc u p a t i o n a l T h e r a p y 3 7 Hooper (2006) carried out an epistemological analysis of occupational therapy’s history over nine decades and concluded that occupational therapy is currently undergoing an epistemological transformation.

Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. Stewart, D. ’ Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy 74 (ICF Special Issue), 217–218. , Polatajkon, H and Baptiste, S. (2002) Enabling Occupation: An Occupational Therapy Perspective. Revised edition. Ottawa: Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists. World Health Organization (2001) International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health. Geneva: World Health Organization. Chapter 2 The Language of Occupational Therapy Introduction Chapter 1 described the background to the European Network of Occupational Therapy in Higher Education (ENOTHE) terminology project and the method used to develop a European terminology for occupational therapy.

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