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What have we been ‘doing’? A historical review of occupational therapy.

  This chapter will consider the growth of occupational therapy and its unique relationship with the early development of psychiatry. It will briefly examine the parallel historical development of psychiatry and occupational therapy. It will also demonstrate that occupational therapy’s development in the UK was, and still is, significantly influenced by American and Canadian perspectives on contemporary occupational therapy theory and research. The chapter will conclude with consideration of the influences impacting on mental health practice internationally.

  • Type:

    Book Chapter

  • Date:

    26 March 2008

  • Publication Status:

    Published

  • Library of Congress:

    HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    362 Social welfare problems & services

  • Funders:

    Edinburgh Napier Funded

Citation

McKay, E. A. (2008). What have we been ‘doing’? A historical review of occupational therapy. In C. Craik, K. H. Lim, & G. Richards (Eds.), Advancing Occupational Therapy in Mental Health Practice, 3-16

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Keywords

Occupational Therapy, Mental Health Practice,

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