Occupational Therapy and Life Course Development: A Work by Ruth Wright

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Occupational remedy and existence direction improvement is a useful paintings e-book for pro perform. It offers a device to assist either scholars and certified execs advance and improve a framework for his or her perform that helps all participants and settings in a holistic and inclusive way.Much of the e-book is organised as a piece ebook dependent round a unmarried case study.  It comprises concept regarding lifestyles span improvement and dealing with switch, and likewise routines for readers to accomplish for you to observe the speculation to practice.Chapters span such key themes because the patron in context; existence occasions; transition and loss; the administration of tension; and planful choice making.The booklet emphasises how problems with lifestyles path improvement are as suitable to wellbeing and fitness and social care execs as they're to their clients.  a few routines invite readers to mirror on their lonesome lifestyles path, and there chapters either on changing into and belonging as an occupational therapist, and on constructing expert perform.

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Such issues are embedded in the local and national institutions and systems surrounding Helen’s life. At the broadest level of influence are cultural norms and values. These consist of general cultural expectations, such as predominant beliefs and ideologies and notions of the normal, expectable life course. How, for example, will Helen feel about not being able to work, at least for the time being, at an age when work is often an important part of life? Will she be concerned about being ‘nonproductive’ in a society where independence, achievement and autonomy are all highly valued?

Now turn your attention to Alison. At age 43, Levinson would place her in the midst of the Midlife Transition. To what extent and in what ways does this seem compatible with her current concerns and roles? • What impact, if any, has Helen’s illness had on the personal life space of Sarah and Alison? Part two • Think about your own life course or the life course of friends or family members. • To what extent can you identify a pattern of alternating periods of change and stability? • What triggered the periods of change?

40 The Client in Context Your task Your task is to construct a picture of your own personal life space through the technique of life space mapping. Whilst it is perfectly possible to do this task on your own, it will be more interesting and informative if you could then discuss your map in pairs or a small group since you are all likely to have tackled the task somewhat differently. Discuss and talk through how you constructed your map, and what the significance of the different elements is. For this task you will need, at a minimum, a large sheet of paper (at least A3 size) and some felt-tip pens, ideally of various sizes and colours.

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