What is it about?
The model diagrams used in prominent occupational therapy appear as emblems of their theory and have not really changed since the 1980s/90s. This article looks at what knowledge came before and what went into the models. It calls for a complete overhaul and a return to 'what matters' in the moment for the people we work with in practice.
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Why is it important?
The diagrams associated with models and theories are not worthy representations of the profession.
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This page is a summary of: The making of occupation-based models and diagrams: History and semiotic analysis, Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy, April 2019, SAGE Publications, DOI: 10.1177/0008417419833413.
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