Pluralism: Signposting a split in occupational therapy?


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Bakhtin (1984, cited in Irving & Young, 2002) proposed pluralism as a way of conceptualising the multiple versions of reality experienced by different individuals or groups. In a paradigmatic sense, pluralism is characterised by heterogeneity of core concepts, theoretical frameworks, perspectives and methods (Somers, 2008). Given the multiple practice areas in which philosophies about human occupation are enacted, Mosey (1985) acknowledged that occupational therapy is by nature a pluralistic discipline.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)455-457
Number of pages3
JournalAustralian Occupational Therapy Journal
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2011
Externally publishedYes


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