The book frames occupation as the key component for analysis andbuilds upon previous work limited to analysis at the activitylevel. It examines the interests, goals, abilities and contexts ofindividuals, groups, institutions and communities, along with thedemands of the occupation. It presents examples of occupationanalysis in different practice context including working withchildren, health promotion, indigenous health, medico-legalpractice; mental health and occupational rehabilitation.
The book has four sections. Section 1 introducestheoretical perspectives of the concept of occupation analysis andhow such analysis relates to particular models of OccupationalTherapy practice and the generic World Health OrganisationInternational Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health.Section 2 discusses analysis of particular components ofoccupation that support practice. These include culture, spirituality, home and community environments as well as self-careand leisure. Section 3 applies analysis of occupations toparticular specialties encountered in practice. Section 4considers the application of Occupation Analysis withinprofessional reasoning and goal setting.
- International team of contributors
- Examples of occupation analysis proforma
- Application to a wide range of practice areas.
- Glossary of key terms
- Incudes the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health.