What is it about?

models provide a structure for organizing knowledge and learning. But are upheld as epitomizing the profession. Stagnated perspectives need to be reconsidered to bring the things that matter back into view.

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Why is it important?

People's experiences of how they do their occupations cannot be captured in a diagram, and practice has become more complex.


Writing this article was a great pleasure in rethinking what I was taught as an occupational therapy student and what I used in practice for many years. My research into this continues through my soon to be completed PhD. I hope that this article is as thought provoking for you, as it was for me.

Heleen Reid
Auckland University of Technology

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This page is a summary of: The unsustainability of occupational based model diagrams, Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy, January 2019, Taylor & Francis,
DOI: 10.1080/11038128.2018.1544663.
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