Occupational Therapy Without Borders Learning from the Spirit of Survivors

ISBN-10: 0443074402
ISBN-13: 9780443074400
Edition: 2004
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Book details

List price: $62.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
Publication date: 1/27/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.332
Language: English

This landmark book challenges occupational therapists to examine the generally accepted assumptions and key concepts of their profession by looking at the social and political mechanisms that influence people's access to useful and meaningful occupations. It also explores the new idea of occupational apartheid the separation between those who have meaningful, useful occupations and those who are deprived of, isolated from, or otherwise constrained in their daily life. Includes contributions from worldwide leaders in occupational therapy research and practice Describes concrete initiatives with under-served and neglected populations Links philosophy with practical examples of engaging people who have transformed their lives rather than remain dependent and marginalized Allows the voices of survivors from around the world to be heard giving the reader a global OT perspective 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 occupations

Introduction
Spirit of Survivors Stories / Voices for our Future
A Beginning
Once a Street Child, Now a Citizen of the World
The Right to be Blind Without Being Disabled
Occupation under Occupation: Days of Conflict and Curfew in Bethlehem
A Beginner Writer is Not a Beginner Thinker
Philosophical and Theoretical Arguments
Occupational Apartheid
Occupational Therapy and Social Field: Clarifying Concepts and Ideas
The Art of Occupational Therapy: Engaging Hearts in Practice
A Participatory Occupation Justice Framework: Population-Based Processes of Practice Occupational therapy and society
Situated Meaning: An Issue of Culture, Inclusion and Occupational Therapy
Social Occupational Therapy: a Socio-Historical Perspective
The Presence of Child Spirituality: Surviving in a Marginalized World
Challenges for Occupational Therapy in Community-Based Rehabilitation: Occupation in a Community Approach to Handicap Development
The Model of Human Occupation as a Conceptual Tool for Understanding and Addressing Occupational Apartheid
Countering Disability-Related Marginalization Using Three Canadian Models
The Kawa (River) Model: Nature, Life Flow and the Power of Culturally Relevant Occupational Therapy
Occupational Therapy Practice Without Borders
Connecting Health and Social Justice: A Lebanese Experience
Occupational Therapy Intervention with Children Survivors of War
Juggling with survivors in the streets of Guatemala
To Practice to Learn: Occupational Therapy with the Children of Viet Nam
Voices Talk and Hands Write
Transcending Practice Borders Through Perspective Transformation
Unlocking Spirituality: Play as a Health-Promoting Occupation in the Context of HIV/AIDS
Inclusive Education in Pakistan: An Occupational Therapists Contribution to Teacher Education
The Return of the Corn Men: An Intervention Project with a Mayan Community of Guatamalan Retornos
Muffled Cries of Occupational Injustices in Japanese Society
The Occupational Therapy International Outreach Network: Supporting Occupational Therapists Working Without Borders
Critical Education and Research
Reflections on Occupational Justice as a Subtext of Occupation-Centred Education
Politics in Occupational Therapy Education: A South African Perspective
The Metuia Project in Brazil: Ideas and Actions Which Bind Us Together
Domestic Workers Narratives: Transforming Occupational Therapy Practice
Participatory Action Research: Creating New Knowledge and Opportunities for Occupational Engagement
Epilogue
Bibliography
Index

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