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Occupation as Spiritual Activity
American Journal of Occupational Therapy
  • Brenda S. Howard
  • Jay R. Howard, Butler University
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Although spirituality is rarely explicitly mentioned in the occupational therapy literature, it is implied as an interwoven part of the human system. This article explores the meaning of occupation in the context of sociological and Judeo-Christian theological frameworks and the meaning of spirituality in the occupational therapy clinic. A case is made for acknowledging spirituality in clinical reasoning as a centralizing component of the patients' motivation and assignment of meaning to life.

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Howard, Brenda S. and Jay R. Howard. 1997. “Occupation as Spiritual Activity.” American Journal of Occupational Therapy 51:181-185.