Title

Occupation on the Edge: Occupational Science in Dialogue With Anthropology and Occupational Therapy, Panel 2 - Paper 1

Presenter Information

Erna Blanche Imperatore
Bryant Edwards

Start Time

7-10-2006 10:15 AM

End Time

7-10-2006 12:00 PM

Abstract

There is a growing interest and need for Latin American programs in occupational therapy import concepts from occupational science, a discipline founded in the United States. Some concepts appear to have a universal applicability for the profession’s response to needs of individuals and communities. Yet the programs must also respect their socio-cultural identity and reject specific aspects of the occupational science approach that do not fit regional and local realities. This process will be discussed as observed in Chile, and other countries in South America, taking a perspective that depending on the issue will be bicultural, dichotic or complementary.

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Occupation on the Edge: Occupational Science in Dialogue With Anthropology and Occupational Therapy, Panel 2 - Paper 1

There is a growing interest and need for Latin American programs in occupational therapy import concepts from occupational science, a discipline founded in the United States. Some concepts appear to have a universal applicability for the profession’s response to needs of individuals and communities. Yet the programs must also respect their socio-cultural identity and reject specific aspects of the occupational science approach that do not fit regional and local realities. This process will be discussed as observed in Chile, and other countries in South America, taking a perspective that depending on the issue will be bicultural, dichotic or complementary.