Beyond dressing and driving: Using occupation to facilitate community integration in neurorehabilitation

Fleming, J. M., Doig, E. and Katz, N. (2000) Beyond dressing and driving: Using occupation to facilitate community integration in neurorehabilitation. Brain Impairment, 1 2: 141-150. doi:10.1375/brim.1.2.141


Author Fleming, J. M.
Doig, E.
Katz, N.
Title Beyond dressing and driving: Using occupation to facilitate community integration in neurorehabilitation
Journal name Brain Impairment   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1443-9646
Publication date 2000
DOI 10.1375/brim.1.2.141
Volume 1
Issue 2
Start page 141
End page 150
Total pages 10
Editor Jacinta Douglas
Robyn Tate
Place of publication Bowen Hills, QLD
Publisher Australian Academic Press
Collection year 2000
Language eng
Subject C1
321024 Rehabilitation and Therapy - Occupational and Physical
730208 Occupational health (excl. economic development aspects)
Abstract During the process of community integration, individuals with acquired brain injury may experience difficulties in all areas of occupational performance including self-care, home management, community access, leisure, social activities and vocational pursuits. Community based rehabilitation services provide opportunities to minimise such difficulties by working with clients as they engage in meaningful real-life context-based occupations. The therapeutic use of occupation is at the core of occupational therapy practice. We reflect on the nature and principles of occupation and highlight particular benefits for facilitating community integration after brain injury. This is illustrated using the example of executive dysfunction. Several challenges for the occupational therapy profession arise from the shift in focus from hospital to community based rehabilitation, and the need for further research on community integration after brain injury from an occupational perspective is recognised.
Q-Index Code C1

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Publications
 
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