Occupational Therapy Without Borders / Edition 1

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This landmark text challenges occupational therapists to more fully realize the profession's social vision of a more just society where disability, old age, and other marginalizing conditions and experiences are addressed by involving people in helping themselves to (re)gain the capacity and power to construct their own destinies through their participation in daily life.

The book explores the new concept of occupational apartheid - the separation between those who have meaningful, useful occupations and those who are deprived of or isolated from occupation, or who are otherwise constrained in their daily life.

All royalties from this book will go to a special fund that support the initiatives of SPIRIT OF SURVIVORS - Occupational Therapy Without Borders.

Companion volume also available - Occupational Therapies without Borders Volume 2: towards an ecology of occupation-based practice (9780702031038)

  • links philosophy with practical examples of engaging people in the ordinary occupations of daily life as a means of enabling them to transform their own lives rather than remain dependant and marginalized
  • allows the voices of survivors to be heard
  • includes contributions from worldwide leaders in occupational therpy research and practice
  • describes concrete initiatives in under-served and neglected populations
  • questions generally accepted assumptions and key concepts of the profession
  • looks at social and political mechanisms that influence people's access to useful and meaningful occupation
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Editorial Reviews

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This book is essential reading to understand the power of occupational therapy in addressing disabling environments. Practice is related directly to theory, whilst drilling down to the lived experience of participants. If,like me, you have not purchased and occupational therapy text for quite some time, make this the one.

Connections, A publication of OT Australia

This book is an indispensable tool for anyone who sides with the underdog. It is a treasure chest of agents of change and community-based facilitators in every field related to equitable and sustainable development.

Health Wrights 2006

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780443074400
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 1/1/2005
  • Series: Occupational Therapy Essentials Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 482
  • Sales rank: 1,048,661
  • Product dimensions: 0.97 (w) x 7.44 (h) x 9.69 (d)

Table of Contents

Section 1 — Spirit of Survivors Stories / Voices for our Future

1. A Beginning…
2. Once a Street Child, Now a Citizen of the World
3. The Right to be Blind Without Being Disabled
4. Occupation under Occupation: Days of Conflict and Curfew in Bethlehem
5. A Beginner Writer is Not a Beginner Thinker

Section 2 — Philosophical and Theoretical Arguments
6. Occupational Apartheid
7. Occupational Therapy and Social Field: Clarifying Concepts and Ideas
8. The Art of Occupational Therapy: Engaging Hearts in Practice
9. A Participatory Occupation Justice Framework: Population-Based Processes of Practice Occupational therapy and society
10. Situated Meaning: An Issue of Culture, Inclusion and Occupational Therapy
11. Social Occupational Therapy: a Socio-Historical Perspective
12. The Presence of Child Spirituality: Surviving in a Marginalized World
13. Challenges for Occupational Therapy in Community-Based Rehabilitation: Occupation in a Community Approach to Handicap Development
14. The Model of Human Occupation as a Conceptual Tool for Understanding and Addressing Occupational Apartheid
15. Countering Disability-Related Marginalization Using Three Canadian Models
16. The Kawa (River) Model: Nature, Life Flow and the Power of Culturally Relevant Occupational Therapy

Section 3 — Occupational Therapy Practice Without Borders
17. Connecting Health and Social Justice: A Lebanese Experience
18. Occupational Therapy Intervention with Children Survivors of War
19. Juggling with survivors in the streets of Guatemala
20. To Practice to Learn: Occupational Therapy with the Children of Viet Nam
21. Voices Talk and Hands Write
22. Transcending Practice Borders Through Perspective Transformation
23. Unlocking Spirituality: Play as a Health-Promoting Occupation in the Context of HIV/AIDS
24. Inclusive Education in Pakistan: An Occupational Therapist’s Contribution to Teacher Education
25. The Return of the Corn Men: An Intervention Project with a Mayan Community of Guatamalan ‘Retornos’
26. Muffled Cries of Occupational Injustices in Japanese Society
27. The Occupational Therapy International Outreach Network: Supporting Occupational Therapists Working Without Borders

Section 4 – Critical Education and Research
28. Reflections on Occupational Justice as a Subtext of Occupation-Centred Education
29. Politics in Occupational Therapy Education: A South African Perspective
30. The Metuia Project in Brazil: Ideas and Actions Which Bind Us Together
31. Domestic Workers’ Narratives: Transforming Occupational Therapy Practice
32. Participatory Action Research: Creating New Knowledge and Opportunities for Occupational Engagement

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