Can disability studies contribute to client-centred occupational therapy practice?

McCormack, C. and Collins, B., 2010. Can disability studies contribute to client-centred occupational therapy practice? British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 73 (7), pp. 339-342.

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DOI: 10.4276/030802210X12785840213328

Abstract

Occupational therapists frequently cite a ‘client-centred’ approach as a fundamental aspect of their practice. However, there are many examples in the narratives of disabled people that suggest that the health and social care services they experience do not quite meet this aspiration. The authors propose that an understanding of disability from disabled people’s perspectives is elemental to client-centred practice and that knowledge of the academic discipline of disability studies can contribute to authentic client-centred occupational therapy.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:0308-0226
Uncontrolled Keywords:Disability studies, disabled people, client-centred practice, occupational therapy, practice.
Subjects:Social Sciences > Social Work
Group:School of Health and Social Care
ID Code:17642
Deposited By:Bethan Collins
Deposited On:21 Apr 2011 14:23
Last Modified:07 Mar 2013 15:43

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