1st Edition

Human Occupation Contemporary Concepts and Lifespan Perspectives

    648 Pages 44 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    648 Pages 44 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This comprehensive textbook provides occupational therapy and science students and practitioners with a complete overview of the key human occupation concepts, as well as a range of perspectives through which occupational therapy and occupational science can be viewed and understood.
    Comprising 40 chapters, the book is divided into five sections:

    Section 1: Overview of Human Occupation Introducing the occupational therapy field and its  conceptual landscape, including different models of therapeutic practice and practice reasoning

    Section 2: Contemporary Perspectives on Human Occupation Including critical perspectives on disability and race and the philosophical foundations of occupational science.

    Section 3: Principal Concepts Explaining the conceptual language of human occupation across key person, social, psychological, physical, performance, and environmental issues.

    Section 4: Human Occupation Across the Lifespan and Life Course Covers human occupation from infancy to later adulthood.

    Section 5: Domains/Types of Human Occupation From sleep to play, sexuality to social participation, and education to work.

    Uniquely international in scope, each chapter in this edited book includes learning objectives, key terms, summary dot points, review questions and a list of additional online resources for readers to refer to. This is a complete resource for anyone beginning an occupational therapy course, clinicians seeking an accessible reference work to support their practice, or occupational scientists needing to refer to contemporary occupational concepts.

    Section One - Overview of Human Occupation


    Chapter One – Introduction to Human Occupation: Contemporary concepts and lifespan perspectives

    Ted Brown, Stephen Isbel, Louise Gustafsson, Sharon Gutman, Diane Powers Dirette, Bethan Collins and Tim Barlott


    Chapter Two – Overview of Human Occupation: Concepts and Principles

    Matthew Molineux


    Chapter Three – Overview of Occupation-centered practice

    Louise Gustafsson and Matthew Molineux


    Chapter Four – Person-centered Care in Occupation-based Practice

    Diane Powers Dirette and Sharon Gutman


    Chapter Five – Models of Practice that Focus on Human Occupation

    Ellie Fossey, Gayle Restall, Mary Egan and Sandra Moll


    Chapter Six – Participation and (Human) Occupation

    Daniela Castro de Jong, Wilson Verdugo Huenumán, Andrea Yupanqui-Concha, Carolina Vásquez Oyarzun and Cristian Aranda-Farías


    Chapter Seven – Practice Reasoning in Occupational Therapy: Introducing the Model of Occupational Therapy Reasoning

    Craig Greber, Stephen Isbel, Justin Scanlan and Jenniffer Garcia-Rojas


    Section Two - Contemporary Perspectives on Human Occupation


    Chapter Eight – Bringing Critical Perspectives into Occupation-based Practices

    Lisette Farias, Gail Teachman, Rebecca M. Aldrich, Roshan Galvaan and Debbie Laliberte Rudman


    Chapter Nine – The Situated Nature of Human Occupation

    Rebecca M. Aldrich, Lisette Farias, Roshan Galvaan, Debbie Laliberte Rudman and Gail Teachman


    Chapter Ten – Equity, Disadvantage, Justice, and Human Occupation

    Sharon Gutman


    Chapter Eleven – Undoing Coloniality: An Indigenous Occupation-Based Perspective

    Isla G. Emery-Whittington


    Chapter Twelve – Critical Disability Studies Perspectives on Human Occupation

    Marjorie Désormeaux-Moreau, Bethan Collins, Laura Yvonne Bulk, Susan Mahipaul, Stephanie LeBlanc-Omstead and Tal Jarus


    Chapter Thirteen – Occupation and Social Sanctioning

    Niki Kiepek, Cristian Mauricio Valderrama Núñez, Tanya Elizabeth Benjamin-Thomas, Michael Palapal Sy and Marcel Nazabal Amores


    Chapter Fourteen – Creativity, Hope, and Collective Emancipatory Experimentation: Tools for Social Transformation Through Occupational Therapy

    Vagner Dos Santos and Gelya Frank


    Chapter Fifteen – Social Occupational Therapy: Contributions to Design a Field of Knowledge and Practices

    Roseli Esquerdo Lopes, Denise Dias Barros and Ana Paula Serrata Malfitano


    Chapter Sixteen – Pragmatism: Current and Future Influence on Occupational Therapy and Occupational Science

    Jacob Østergaard Madsen, Rodolfo Morrison, Vagner Dos Santos and Tim Barlott


    Chapter Seventeen – Gender and Human Occupation

    Jens Schneider, Aiko Hoshino, Daniel Swiatek, Gunilla M. Liedberg, Mathilda Björk, Heather Baglee, Gustavo Artur Monzeli and Ted Brown


    Chapter Eighteen – Technology and Human Occupation

    Emma M. Smith, Christopher Trujillo, Stephanie Lancaster, Caroline Fischl, Rosalie H. Wang and Ted Brown

    Chapter Nineteen – Human Occupation and Environmental Sustainability

    Lisa C. Lieb , Tenelle Hodson and Camille Dieterle


    Section Three - Principal Concepts


    Chapter Twenty – Key Occupational Concepts: Occupational Engagement, Occupational Balance, Occupational Adaptation, and Participation

    Jane A. Davis, Carita Håkansson and Kim Walder


    Chapter Twenty-one – Person Factors: Values, Beliefs, Spirituality, Body Functions, and Body Structures

    Barbara M. Doucet and Carrie A. Ciro


    Chapter Twenty-two – Performance Skills: Motor, Process and Social Interaction

    Karina M. Dancza, Anita Volkert, Karen P. Y. Liu and Louise Gustafsson

    Chapter Twenty-three – Performance Patterns: Habits, Routines, Rituals, and Roles

    Heather Fritz


    Chapter Twenty-four – Evolving and Pluralistic: Understanding the Environment in Occupational Therapy

    Tammy Aplin, Ana Paula Serrata-Malfitano and Tim Barlott


    Chapter Twenty-five – Activities of Daily Living and Self-Care as Human Occupation

    Bethan Collins, Karen Whalley Hammell and Vicky McQuillan


    Section Four - Human Occupation Across the Lifespan and Life Course


    Chapter Twenty-six – Human Occupations of Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers

    Rondalyn V. Whitney


    Chapter Twenty-seven – Occupations of School-aged Children

    Evguenia S. Popova, Jane C. O’Brien, Mong-Lin Yu, Jarrett Wolske, Adam DePrimo and Ted Brown


    Chapter Twenty-eight – Human Occupations of Adolescence and Youth

    Sandra L. Rogers


    Chapter Twenty-nine – Human Occupations of Early Adulthood

    Louise Gustafsson


    Chapter Thirty – Human Occupations of Middle Adulthood (ages 40–65)

    Rosanne DiZazzo-Miller, Louise Gustafsson and Tomomi McAuliffe

    Chapter Thirty-one – Human Occupations of Late Adulthood

    Emily J. Balog


    Chapter Thirty-two – Future Considerations and Conclusion

    Sharon Gutman and Ted Brown


    Section Five - Domains/Types of Human Occupation


    Chapter Thirty-three – Instrumental Activities of Daily Living and Health Management as Human Occupation

    Claire Pearce, Stephen Isbel and Susanne Guidetti


    Chapter Thirty-four – Work, Productivity, and Volunteering as Human Occupation

    Mary W. Hildebrand


    Chapter Thirty-five – Education as Human Occupation

    Lorry Liotta-Kleinfeld, Margaret Newsham Beckley, Shelley Wright, Bryan Gee and Ted Brown


    Chapter Thirty-six – Play As Human Occupation

    Helen Lynch, Ann Kennedy-Behr, Sylvie Ray-Kaeser, Laurette Olson and Ted Brown


    Chapter Thirty-seven – Leisure and Recreation as Human Occupation

    Benita Powrie, Szu-Wei Chen, Barbara Prudhomme White and Ted Brown


    Chapter Thirty-eight – Social Participation as Human Occupation

    Luke Robinson and Lisa O’Brien


    Chapter Thirty-nine – Sleep and Rest as Human Occupation

    Whitney Lucas Molitor, Lorena Leive, Ben Sellar, Belkis Landa-Gonzalez and Ted Brown


    Chapter Forty – Sexuality as Human Occupation

    Breanne Grasso


    Ted Brown is a Professor of Occupational Therapy and undergraduate course director in the Department of Occupational Therapy at Monash University – Peninsula Campus, Australia. Prior to this, he worked as an occupational therapy clinician for 16 years in Canada and Australia primarily in the area of pediatrics.

    Stephen Isbel  leads the Occupational Therapy program at the University of Canberra, Australia. He has worked in the USA, the UK, and Australia primarily in the areas of aged care, community care, and adult neurological rehabilitation.

    Louise Gustafsson is Professor and Lead of the Occupational Therapy Program at Griffith University, Australia. Her research aims to address occupational issues of older adults and individuals with neurological conditions.

    Sharon Gutman is a professor at Rutgers University in the Occupational Therapy Doctorate Program. Her body of work has primarily addressed the development and assessment of interventions designed to help sheltered homeless people transition from homelessness to supported housing.

    Diane Powers Dirette is a professor in the Interdisciplinary Health Sciences PhD Program at Western Michigan University, and her research interests are focused on treatments for people with acquired brain injuries.

    Bethan Collins (she/her) is Head of Occupational Therapy in the University of Salford, UK. Bethan completed her primary degree in Occupational Therapy and her PhD in Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.

    Tim Barlott is Assistant Professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy at the University of Alberta. His work pursues theory, practices, and collective processes that can be liberating for psychiatrized and other marginalized people.