Occupational Therapy Without Borders - Volume 1

1st Edition

Learning From The Spirit of Survivors


  • Frank Kronenberg
  • Salvador Simo Algado
  • Nick Pollard
    • Print ISBN 9780443074400

    Key Features

    • links philosophy with practical examples of engaging people in the ordinary occupations of daily life as a means of enabling them to transform their own lives rather than remain dependant and marginalized
    • allows the voices of survivors to be heard
    • includes contributions from worldwide leaders in occupational therpy research and practice
    • describes concrete initiatives in under-served and neglected populations
    • 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 occupation

    Table of Contents

    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


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    About the editors

    Frank Kronenberg

    Affiliations and Expertise

    International Guest Lecturer in Occupational Therapy, Cape Town, South Africa

    Salvador Simo Algado

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Professor de Teràpia Ocupacional

    Nick Pollard

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Senior Lecturer in Occupational Therapy, School of Health and Social Care, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, UK