Occupational Therapy Without Borders - Volume 1

1st Edition

Learning From The Spirit of Survivors


  • 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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