Conceptual Foundations of Occupational Therapy Practice by Gary Kielhofner DrPH OTR/L FAOTA

By Gary Kielhofner DrPH OTR/L FAOTA

Arrange YOUR OT scholars TO develop into OT THINKERS. completely revised and up-to-date, the 4th version of this groundbreaking textual content strains the ancient improvement of the principles of recent occupational treatment thought; examines its prestige this day; and appears to its destiny. Dr. Kielhofner compares and contrasts 8 famous versions, utilizing diagrams to demonstrate their useful functions and to focus on their similarities and alterations. good prepared chapters are supported by way of large references.

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In S. ), Studies in invalid occupation. Boston: Whitcomb & Barrows. M. (1916). Handicrafts for the handicapped. New York: Moffat, Yard & Company. C. (1915). The work of our hands: A study of occupations for invalids. New York: Moffat, Yard & Company. Hass, L. (1944). Practical occupational therapy. Milwaukee, WI: Bruce. B. (1922). Work for the tuberculous during and after the cure. Archives of Occupational Therapy, 1(5), 363–375. B. (1930). Occupational therapy: The science of prescribed work for invalids.

Rather, the therapists’ fundamental vision was of occupation as the dynamic force that, by employing body and mind in interaction with the environment, maintained the ability to function. This focal viewpoint was both holistic and dynamic. Values Early occupational therapy inherited from moral treatment a belief in the essential worth of individuals and in their right to humane care. Interwoven with this belief were the convictions that: • The individual achieved dignity in the performance of everyday occupations • Meaning was realized in productive achievements and in creative and aesthetic pursuits Thus, occupation was valued for its role in human life.

This idea reflected a new and unique way of viewing and dealing Herbert James Hall Born in 1870, Herbert James Hall graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1895. He began a private general practice but soon developed an interest in the problems of persons with various forms of mental illness. In 1904, Hall and craftswoman Jessie Luther began a sanatorium called Handcraft Shops. In 1905, Hall obtained a grant from Harvard to study the therapeutic use of occupation (Peloquin, 1990; Presidents of the AOTA, 1967).

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