Title

Occupation on the Edge: Occupational Science in Dialogue With Anthropology and Occupational Therapy, Panel 1 - Paper 1

Presenter Information

Gelya Frank
Ruth Zemke

Start Time

6-10-2006 11:00 AM

End Time

6-10-2006 12:05 PM

Abstract

Occupational science has academic programs at the bachelor’s and graduate levels and has become a leading framework for academic programs in the profession of occupational therapy in the United States and around the world. It focuses on a distinctive conceptualization of “personally and culturally meaningful occupation” as a previously neglected but necessary component of health and well-being. This paper by two of the disciple’s founders, an anthropologist and occupational therapist, examines some of the political, ideological, scholarly, and professional issues leading to the emergence of this discipline and some of the challenges it now faces.

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Occupation on the Edge: Occupational Science in Dialogue With Anthropology and Occupational Therapy, Panel 1 - Paper 1

Occupational science has academic programs at the bachelor’s and graduate levels and has become a leading framework for academic programs in the profession of occupational therapy in the United States and around the world. It focuses on a distinctive conceptualization of “personally and culturally meaningful occupation” as a previously neglected but necessary component of health and well-being. This paper by two of the disciple’s founders, an anthropologist and occupational therapist, examines some of the political, ideological, scholarly, and professional issues leading to the emergence of this discipline and some of the challenges it now faces.