Key Features

  • A 'must-read' for all students of occupational therapy
  • The first substantial work in occupational therapy from outside of the Western world
  • Introduces an Eastern perspective on matters of theory and culture in occupational therapy
  • Eight case studies, four from Western practice contexts and four from the East
  • Developed by clinicians and practitioners for their peers
  • Questions the cultural boundaries of occupational therapy, its knowledge (epistemiology), theory and practice. It puts the reader in touch with the cultural nature of self, client and profession
  • Enables readers to develop critical analysis skills for examining matters of theory and culture, as opposed to learning theory as 'recipes'

Table of Contents

Chapter1 - Situating occupational therapy's knowledge: why alternative conceptualisations and models of occupational therapy are required

Chapter 2 - Cross-cultural concepts as the building blocks of conceptual models: occupation

Chapter 3 - Occupational therapy theory: cultural inclusion and exclusion

Chapter 4 - Context and theory: culteral antecedents of the Kawa model part 1

Chapter 5 - Context and theroy: culteral antecedents of the Kawa model part 2

Chapter 6 - Raising a new, culturally relevant conceptual model of occupational therapy from practice

Chapter 7 - An overview of the Kawa model

Chapter 8 - Applying the Kawa model: comprehending occupation in context

Chapter 9 - Rivers in context: brief narratives and cases demonstrating uses of the Kawa model 

Chapter 10 - Towards culturally relevant and safe theroy in occupational therapy

Index

Details

No. of pages:
260
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2006
Published:
Imprint:
Churchill Livingstone
Print ISBN:
9780443102349
Electronic ISBN:
9780702034985

About the author

Michael Iwama

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada