The study of human occupations: implications for research in occupational therapy

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Abstract

This article outlines the need to develop a body of research in occupational therapy which, firstly, supports the theoretical base of the profession and, secondly, enables occupational therapists to define the scope of their practice and their contribution to the promotion of health and well-being in society. It proposes the study of human occupation as a focus for research, from which greater knowledge and understanding of occupations and their significance for health could be gained. Further, the dimensions and research potential of this field are explored.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)148-152
Number of pages5
JournalBritish Journal of Occupational Therapy
Volume55
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 1992
Externally publishedYes

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