Culture and occupational therapy: considerations for the future of the profession

Zeldenryk, L. (2008) Culture and occupational therapy: considerations for the future of the profession. In: Proceeedings of the Occupational Therapy Australia 23rd National Conference & Exhibition 2008. From: Occupational Therapy Australia 23rd National Conference & Exhibition 2008, 10-12 September 2009, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.

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Abstract

The past ten years have seen a significant increase in research relating to culture and occupational therapy practice and theory. Contributions from Asia and research into cross cultural practice have begun to challenge the universality of occupational therapy theory and practice. This paper will discuss current themes in the literature and identify what gaps still exist within occupational therapy discourse. In particular, the cultural construction of occupational therapy as a profession and the challenges of educating culturally safe professionals will be examined. Recommendations for future research areas relating to the cultural construction of occupational therapy will be made.

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Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2010 01:26
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1103 Clinical Sciences > 110321 Rehabilitation and Therapy (excl Physiotherapy) @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920201 Allied Health Therapies (excl. Mental Health Services) @ 100%
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