Occupational science: the study of occupation

Wright-St Clair, VA
Hocking, C
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Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins

This chapter explores how occupational science is informing occupational therapy practice. Firstly the discussion looks at occupational science as a basic science underpinning occupational therapy knowledge, before recent developments in occupational science are show-cased as a way of illustrating its growth as an applied science. Along the way, real world international examples are offered. Each highlights how the ‘science’ of occupational science is guiding evidence-based occupational therapy practice. Each example, in its own way, illustrates occupational science ‘in play’ within the everyday practice worlds of occupational therapists.

In B. A. Boyt Schell, G. Gillen, M. E. Scaffa, &, E. S. Cohn (Eds.), Willard and Spackman’s occupational therapy (12th ed., pp. 82-94).
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