Occupational Therapies without Borders - Volume 2 book cover

Occupational Therapies without Borders - Volume 2

Towards an ecology of occupation-based practices

The companion text to Occupational Therapy without Borders - Volume 1: learning from the spirit of survivors!

In this landmark text writers from around the world discuss a plurality of occupation-based approaches that explicitly acknowledge the full potential of the art and science of occupational therapy. The profession is presented as a political possibilities-based practice, concerned with what matters most to people in real life contexts, generating practice-based evidence to complement evidence-based practice. As these writers demonstrate, occupational therapies are far more than, as some critical views have suggested, a monoculture of practice rooted in Western modernity.

Nobel Peace Laureate Desmond Tutu captures the ethos of this book, which essentially calls for engagements in the service of a purpose that is larger than the advancement of our profession's interests:

"Your particular approach to advancing our wellbeing and health strikes me as both unique and easily taken for granted. Whilst you value and work with medical understandings, your main aim seems to go beyond these. You seem to enable people to appreciate more consciously how what we do to and with ourselves and others on a daily basis impacts on our individual and collective wellbeing. As occupational therapists you have a significant contribution to make [.] allowing people from all walks of life to contribute meaningfully to the wellbeing of others."

Paperback, 432 Pages

Published: November 2010

Imprint: Churchill Livingstone

ISBN: 978-0-7020-3103-8


  • Foreword by Desmond M Tutu
    Foreword by Marilyn Pattison
    List of contributors

    1 Introduction: courage to dance politics
    Frank Kronenberg, Nick Pollard, Elelwani Ramugondo

    2 Pecket Learning Community
    Pat Smart, Gillian Frost, Pauline Nugent, Nick Pollard

    3 Meeting the needs for occupational therapy in Gaza
    Barbara Lavin

    4 Manchester survivors poetry and the performance persona Rosie Lugosi
    Rosie Garland

    5 Treating adolescent substance abuse through a perspective of occupational cultivation
    Jesse Vogel

    6 Occupational therapy in the social field: concepts and critical considerations
    Sandra Maria Galheigo

    7 An ethos that transcends borders
    Suzanne M. Peloquin

    8 Participatory Occupational Justice Framework (POJF) 2010: enabling occupational participation and inclusion
    Gail Whiteford, Elizabeth Townsend

    9 Situated meaning: a matter of cultural safety, inclusion, and occupational therapy
    Michael K. Iwama, Nicole A. Thomson, Rona M. Macdonald

    10 Spirituality in the lives of marginalized children
    Imelda Burgman

    11 Occupational therapy in Asia: becoming an inclusive, relevant,and progressive profession
    Kee Hean Lim, R. Lyle Duque

    12 Influencing social challenges through occupational performance
    Moses N. Ikiugu

    13 (Re)habilitation and (re)positioning the powerful expert and the sick person
    Mershen Pillay

    14 Foucault, power, and professional identities
    Hazel Mackey

    15 Occupational therapists - permanent persuaders in emerging roles?
    Nick Pollard


    16 Rebuilding lives and societies through occupation in post-conflict areas and highly marginalized settings
    Rachel Thibeault

    17 The CETRAM community: building links for social change
    Daniela Alburquerque, Pedro Chana, CETRAM Community

    18 Community publishing
    Nick Pollard, Stephen Parks

    19 Enabling play in the context of rapid social change
    Elelwani Ramugondo, Althea Barry

    20 Natural disasters: challenging occupational therapists
    Nancy A. Rushford, Kerry A. Thomas

    21 Ubuntourism: engaging divided people in post-apartheid South Africa
    Frank Kronenberg, Elelwani Ramugondo

    22 Brazilian experiences in social occupational therapy
    Denise Dias Barros, Maria Isabel Garcez Ghirardi, Roseli Esquerdo Lopes, Sandra Maria Galheigo

    23 From kites to kitchens: collaborative community-based occupational therapy with refugee survivors of torture
    Mary Black

    24 Argentina: social participation, activities, and courses of action
    Liliana Paganizzi, Elisabeth Gomez Mengelberg

    25 Crossing borders in correctional institutions
    Jaime Philip Mun˜oz, Louise Farnworth, Toby Ballou Hamilton, Sandra Rogers, John A. White, Gina Marie Prioletti

    26 Occupational apartheid and national parks: the Shiretoko World Heritage Site
    Mark J. Hudson, Mami Aoyama

    27 The Kawa (river) model: culturally responsive occupational therapy without borders
    Michael Iwama, Hanif Farhan, Erin Hanrahan, Avital Kaufman, Alison Nelson, Neha Patel

    28 Human occupation as a tool for understanding and promoting social justice
    Gary Kielhofner, Carmen Gloria de las Heras, Yolanda Suarez-Balcazar

    29 A reflective journey and exploration of the human spirit
    Grace Patricia Mary Cairns, Candice Joy Mes (Harvett)

    30 PAR FORE: a community-based occupational therapy program
    Alexander Lopez, Pamela Block


    31 Eastern Europe an transition countries: capacity development for social reform
    Hanneke van Bruggen

    32 Practice learning environments and student empowerment
    Joan Healey

    33 Nature of political reasoning as a foundation for engagement
    Jo-Celene De Jongh, Farhana Firfirey, Lucia Hess-April, Elelwani Ramugondo, Neeltje Smit, Lana Van Niekerk

    34 Research, community-based projects, and teaching as a sharing construction: the Metuia Project in Brazil
    Denise Dias Barros, Roseli Esquerdo Lopes, Sandra Maria Galheigo, Debora Galvani

    35 From altruism to participation: bridging academia and borderlands
    Anne Shordike, Shirley Peganoff O’Brien, Amy Marshall

    36 An occupational justice research perspective
    Pamela K. Richardson, Anne MacRae

    37 Domestic workers’ narratives: transforming occupational therapy practice
    Roshan Galvaan

    38 Universities and the global change: inclusive communities, gardening, and citizenship
    Salvador Simo

    39 An occupational perspective on participatory action research
    Wendy Bryant, Elizabeth McKay, Peter Beresford, Geraldine Vacher

    40 Researching to learn: embracing occupational justice to understand Cambodian children and childhoods
    Melina T. Czymoniewicz-Klippel

    41 Occupational injustice in Pakistani families with disabled children in the UK: a PAR study
    Debbie Kramer-Roy

    42 The occupation of city walking: crossing the invisible line
    Teresa Cassani Danner, Charlotte Royeen, Karen Barney, Sarah R. Walsh, Matin Rooyen



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