Occupation in context

Gail Elizabeth Whiteford

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    Individuals, familes, communities and whole populations engage continuously in a closely bound, interdependent set of occupations on a daily basis. One of the most significant and universal aspects of these daily rounds of occupations is that they always occur in several contexts simultaneously. The relationship is a dynamic one: occupational norms and forms and patterns of engagement are shaped by these contexts and to some extent, these contextual forces in turn are influenced by the net impact of occupations performed both over time and in time. This chapter considers the familial, geographic, socio-cultural and political contexts in which occupations occur and the impact they have.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationOccupational therapy and physical dysfunction
    Subtitle of host publicationenabling occupation
    EditorsMichael Curtin, Matthew Molineau, Jo Supyk-Mellson
    Place of PublicationEdinburgh
    PublisherChurchill Livingstone
    Number of pages15
    ISBN (Print)9780080450841
    Publication statusPublished - 2010


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