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Kawa Model Culturally Relevant Occupational Therapy

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ISBN-10: 0443102341

ISBN-13: 9780443102349

Edition: 2006

Authors: Michael K. Iwama, M. Carolyn Baum, Charles Christiansen

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A landmark publication in occupational therapy and a significant contribution to the rehabilitation theory literature! The Kawa Model presents a new conceptual model of practice that differs from contemporary theories in regard to: origin (East Asia), underlying philosophical base (East Asia), being heavily infused with a natural-ecological, holistic world view, and relational structure. The model is based on the metaphor of nature (a river) that stands for the meanings of life. Because of the familiarity of the metaphor, to both therapists and clients alike, the Kawa Model is relatively easy to comprehend, remarkably simple, yet comprehensive and effective. Unlike other models, it was…    
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Book details

List price: $68.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
Publication date: 7/28/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 260
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Situating occupational therapy's knowledge: why alternative conceptualisations and models of occupational therapy are required
Cross-cultural concepts as the building blocks of conceptual models: occupation
Occupational therapy theory: cultural inclusion and exclusion
Context and theory: cultural antecedents of the Kawa model part 1
Context and theory: cultural antecedents of the Kawa model part 2
Raising a new, culturally relevant conceptual model of occupational therapy from practice
An overview of the Kawa model
Applying the Kawa model: comprehending occupation in context
Rivers in context: brief narratives and cases demonstrating uses of the Kawa model
Towards culturally relevant and safe theory in occupational therapy