Understanding human occupations: Self-care, productivity, leisure, play, education, sleep and social participation

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Upon completion of this chapter, the reader will be able to provide an overview of the types of daily occupations people typically engage in or perform, define occupation, occupational performance and engagement, and occupational adaptation, participation, competence and identity. The chapter will also provide an overview of different ways of classifying human occupation. It will describe self-care, productivity, work, play, leisure, recreation, education, sleep and social participation occupations, and will also outline how occupations may change across the lifespan. The chapter will help the reader to identify and describe occupational performance issues and challenges.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOccupational Therapy in Australia
Subtitle of host publicationProfessional and Practice Issues
EditorsTed Brown, Helen M. Bourke-Taylor, Stephen Isbel, Reinie Cordier, Louise Gustafsson
Place of PublicationLondon United Kindom
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9781000356441
ISBN (Print)9780367683573
Publication statusPublished - 19 Apr 2021

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