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Occupational Therapy Without Borders - Volume 1

Learning From The Spirit of Survivors

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)

Paperback, 480 Pages

Published: December 2004

Imprint: Churchill Livingstone

ISBN: 978-0-443-07440-0


  • Introduction
    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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