New PDF release: Contemporary Issues in Occupational Therapy: Reasoning and

By Jennifer Creek, Anne Lawson-Porter

This booklet is a set of essays on occupational treatment thought and its software in perform. They symbolize the reflections, on elements of occupational remedy, of specialists of their personal fields who're on the innovative of concept improvement. at the start of the twenty-first century, occupational therapists are commencing to conceptualise occupational treatment as a posh intervention. This e-book offers the extent of aspect to aid such an understanding.

chapters talk about the occupation of occupational treatment: the way it has constructed and what's serious about being an occupational therapist. different chapters discover the belief of profession from assorted views, supplying special analyses of the idea that is crucial to the career of occupational treatment. The 3rd kind of bankruptcy describes how conception is utilized in occupational treatment perform, for instance, in making judgements or imposing examine findings.

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Crucially, she learns not only how to do the job but how to do it in context. The end point of such learning is full participation in the community of practice. The student Occupational therapy students are novice practitioners, in the language of the Dreyfus and Dreyfus study (1980, in Benner, 1982). At the beginning of their educational programme, they have little or no experience of practice and depend on what they are taught at university to guide their actions while on practice placements.

The anthropologist, Mattingly, also observed that occupational therapists work with more than just functional problems, ‘the body as machine’: they also address ‘problems that go far beyond the physical body, encompassing social, cultural, and psychological issues that concern the meaning of illness or injury to a person’s life’ (Mattingly, 1994, p. 37). She described occupational therapy as a ‘two-body practice’ that encompasses both a disease perspective, which focuses on problem identification and treatment, and an illness experience perspective, which is concerned with the ways that disease affects a person’s life (p.

Arising from widespread denouncement of the hardships endured by many factory workers, the Arts and Crafts Movement brought together a Romantic belief in the transformative power of ‘noble labour’ with abhorrence for shoddy, massproduced products and industrial work. In its place, proponents imagined a return to the dignity of old-fashioned craftsmanship, brought about by a revival of the traditional arts and crafts familiar to many occupational therapists: bookbinding, weaving, canework and woodwork, basketry, metal work, pottery and so on.

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