A phenomenological exploration of occupation-based practice and education.

Occupational therapy graduates’ perspectives

Amelia DI TOMMASO, Stephen ISBEL, Alison WICKS, Jennie SCARVELL

Research output: Contribution to conference (non-published works)Abstract


The unique contribution of occupational therapy within healthcare
settings is the use of occupation to promote health and wellbeing. In recent decades, the focus on occupation in practice has reduced in favor of aligning practice to fit within impairment-focused systems. Research has shown that occupational therapists have difficulty demonstrating the theoretical perspectives of the profession in practice. However, occupation and its importance are taught in all World Federation of Occupational Therapists' accredited university programs. Challenges between educational requirements and the demands of contemporary practice have not been fully investigated from the perspectives of new and recent graduates.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2018


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