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Psychosocial Aspects of Occupational Therapy
American Journal of Occupational Therapy
  • Ruth Ramsey, Department of Occupational Therapy, Dominican University of California
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
11-1-2004
Disciplines
Department
Occupational Therapy
Abstract
Psychosocial dimensions of human performance are fundamental to all aspects of occupation and occupational therapy, with every client, and across all practice settings. Occupation is defined as “activities of everyday life, named, organized, and given meaning by individuals and a culture” (Law, Polatajko, Baptiste, & Townsend, 1977, p. 34). A key tenet of occupational therapy is that the loss of valued occupations may adversely affect an individual’s sense of self and agency in the world. An individual’s sense of self is influenced by the social, cultural, personal, psychological, and spiritual contexts in which these occupations occur (Kannenberg & Greene, 2003).
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Publisher Statement
Originally published as Ramsey, R. (2004). Psychosocial aspects of occupational therapy. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 58(6), 669-672.
Citation Information
Ruth Ramsey. "Psychosocial Aspects of Occupational Therapy" American Journal of Occupational Therapy Vol. 58 Iss. 6 (2004) p. 669 - 672 ISSN: 0272-9490
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/ruth_ramsey/56/