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Occupational justice-bridging theory and practice.

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Source
Scand J Occup Ther. 2010;17(1):57-63
Publication Type
Article
Date
2010
Author
Ingeborg Nilsson
Elizabeth Townsend
Author Affiliation
Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation, Occupational Therapy, and Center for Population studies/Ageing and Living Condition Programme, Umeå University, Sweden. ingeborg.nilsson@umu.se
Source
Scand J Occup Ther. 2010;17(1):57-63
Date
2010
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Aged
Aged, 80 and over
Female
Health Services Accessibility
Humans
Male
Occupational therapy
Prejudice
Social Justice
Abstract
The evolving theory of occupational justice links the concept to social justice and to concerns for a justice of difference: a justice that recognizes occupational rights to inclusive participation in everyday occupations for all persons in society, regardless of age, ability, gender, social class, or other differences. The purpose of this descriptive paper is to inspire and empower health professionals to build a theoretical bridge to practice with an occupational justice lens. Using illustrations from a study of leisure and the use of everyday technology in the lives of very old people in Northern Sweden, the authors argue that an occupational justice lens may inspire and empower health professionals to engage in critical dialogue on occupational justice; use global thinking about occupation, health, justice, and the environment; and combine population and individualized approaches. The authors propose that taking these initiatives to bridge theory and practice will energize health professionals to enable inclusive participation in everyday occupations in diverse contexts.
PubMed ID
20170412 View in PubMed
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