Acute hospitals: A challenging context for occupation-centred practice with children

Rodger, Sylvia and Banks, Rebecca (2010). Acute hospitals: A challenging context for occupation-centred practice with children. In Sylvia Rodger (Ed.), Occupation-centred practice with children: A practical guide for occupational therapists (pp. 274-297) Chichester, U.K. ; Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell. doi:10.1002/9781444319699.ch13


Author Rodger, Sylvia
Banks, Rebecca
Title of chapter Acute hospitals: A challenging context for occupation-centred practice with children
Title of book Occupation-centred practice with children: A practical guide for occupational therapists
Place of Publication Chichester, U.K. ; Malden, MA
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell
Publication Year 2010
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
DOI 10.1002/9781444319699.ch13
Year available 2010
ISBN 9781405184274
Editor Sylvia Rodger
Chapter number 13
Start page 274
End page 297
Total pages 24
Total chapters 15
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Subjects 110321 Rehabilitation and Therapy (excl. Physiotherapy)
920201 Allied Health Therapies (excl. Mental Health Services)
Abstract/Summary Molineux (2004) described the translation of an occupational focus from theory into practice as being simultaneously simple and diffi cult. This diffi culty is rooted, he suggested, in the very nature of most modern work environments and particularly reductionist medical settings. Acute medical settings pose specifi c challenges to occupational therapists who aspire to occupation-centred practice (Baum, Berg, Seaton, & White, 2002; Pollard & Walsh, 2000). Yet there appears to be limited information available to guide and support therapists in reconciling an occupation-centred practice paradigm with the (often incongruous) acute orientation of hospitals, especially with children. This chapter aims to explore how occupational therapists in children’s hospitals describe, justify and implement occupation- centred practice despite the inherent challenges of their working....
Keyword Acute hospitals - challenging context for occupation-centred practice with children
Occupation-centred practice in hospital settings
Occupation-centred practice - ‘fitting’ in acute hospitals
Q-Index Code BX
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published Online: 16 February, 2010.

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