Looking forward: Occupational therapy in Australia's future

Ted Brown, Helen Bourke-Taylor, Stephen ISBEL, Reinie Cordier

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Australia is a vast, diverse country with a rich and varied landscape, from tropical rainforests to arid deserts and rugged coastlines. Australia is also home to citizens from a wide range of cultural backgrounds, including Indigenous Australians and more recent migrants. The Australian landscape no doubt has an impact on the daily occupations its citizens engage in and, similarly, has shaped the development of the occupational therapy profession. Occupational therapy in the Australian context is still a relatively young profession, first formally entering the health stage in the mid-1930s.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOccupational Therapy in Australia
Subtitle of host publicationProfessional and Practice Issues
EditorsTed Brown, Helen Bourke-Taylor, Stephen Isbel, Reinie Cordier
Place of PublicationCrows Nest, NSW, Australia
PublisherAllen & Unwin
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9781925575026
ISBN (Print)9781925266634
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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