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Why occupational therapy?

  • A. Jawad Sheikh (a1) and Debbie Boultan (a2)
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Occupational therapy as a discipline (Finlay, 1988) has grown and matured with time. It has moved away from an ill-defined, imprecise and informal discipline to one which, while treating the patient as a whole being, nevertheless attempts to identify an individual's unique problems and treats them through purposeful activity. It strives to attain the qualities of a holistic, goal-orientated objective process.

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Finlay, L. (1988) Occupational Therapy: Practice in Psychiatry, London: Croom Helm.
Ballinger, B. R. (1971) The patients' view of psychiatric treatment. Health Bulletin, 29, 192196.
Coia, D. & Joice, A. (1989) Occupational therapy – the forgotten speciality with the community mental health team? Psychiatric Bulletin, 13, 420421.
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Why occupational therapy?

  • A. Jawad Sheikh (a1) and Debbie Boultan (a2)
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