Time use, tempo and temporality: Occupational therapy's core business or someone else's business

Louise Farnworth

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    A primary assumption underlying occupational therapy intervention is that peoples' use of time, or their participation in activities, is related to their overall well-being and quality of life. However, the translation of this assumption into occupational therapy practice often is not only invisible, but it is becoming increasingly difficult to sustain in current health care practices. This paper outlines current research and literature related to relationships between peoples' time use, tempo and temporality, and their well-being, and will discuss implications for occupational therapy theory, practice and research.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)116-126
    Number of pages11
    JournalAustralian Occupational Therapy Journal
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2003


    • Health outcome
    • Occupational science
    • Occupational therapy theory

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