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the domain of occupational therapy
a profession's domain of concern consists of those areas of human experience in which practitioners of the profession offer assistance to others. Ann mosey 1981
outlines the professions scope of practice and areas in which it's members have an established body of knowledge and expertise
gives practitioners away to use occupation in practice-application
tool to explain what OT is about and our unique contributions
outlines the area in which we provide services
gives practitioners a way to think about, talk about and apply occupation across the OT Process
describes the structional pieces (i.e. evaluation, intervention, outcomes, etc) we use when delivering dervices
the occupation/client-centered methods used in the delivery of occupational therapy services
relationship of domain and process
domain outlines the area in which we provide services=the parameters in which we work
process describes the structural pieces=the structure to achieve outcomes
they are interdependent
it is very easy to lose focus on one particular aspect of treatment-
lose focus of the WHOLE PICTURE
the area of human experience in which we offer assistance to others......
we help others to engage in everyday life activities...or OCCUPATIONS
activities... of everyday life, named, organized, and given value and meaning by individual and culture
occupation is everything people do to occupy themselves...enjoying life... and contributing to the social and economic fabric of their communities
OTs and OTAs
expertise lies in their
knowledge of occupation and how engaging in occupations can be used to affect human performance and the effects of disease and disability
performance changes are directed to support engagement in meaningful activities that subsequently affect health, well-being, and life.
the difference between activities and occupation..........
although occupations are defined as activities they have specific qualities:
walue and meaning by the person as well as the culture
central to a person's sense of identity as well as to competence and health
central to a client's identity and sense of competence
have meaning and value to the client
influence how clients spend time making decisions