An Occupational Perspective Of Health by Ann A. WilcockAn Occupational Perspective Of Health by Ann A. Wilcock

An Occupational Perspective Of Health

byAnn A. Wilcock, Clare HockingEditorAnn A. Wilcock

Hardcover | January 13, 2015

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For nearly 20 years,An Occupational Perspective of Healthhas been a valuable text for health practitioners with an interest in the impact of what people do throughout their lives. Now available in an updated and much-anticipatedThird Edition, this unique text continues the intention of the original publication: it encourages wide-ranging recognition of occupation as a major contributor to all people's experience of health or illness. It also promotes understanding of how, throughout the world, “population health as well as individual well-being is dependent on occupation.

At international and national levels, the role of occupation in terms of the physical, mental, and social health of all individuals and populations remains poorly understood and largely overlooked as an inevitable and constant factor.An Occupational Perspective of Health, Third Editionby Drs. Ann Wilcock and Clare Hocking, in line with directives from the World Health Organization (WHO), encourages practitioners of public health, occupational therapy and others to extend current thinking and practice and embrace a holistic view of how occupation and health interact.

Addressed in theThird Edition:
  • An explanation of how individual and population health throughout the world is impacted by all that people do
  • A drawing together of WHO ideas that relate to health through occupation, and how people individually and collectively feel about, relate to others, and grow or diminish through what they do
  • A multidisciplinary orientation to promote health and reduce illness by increasing awareness and understanding of the impact of occupations across sleep-wake continuums throughout lifespans and communities

The connection of health and occupation is held to be fundamental, although ideas about both have altered throughout time as environments and cultures have evolved. To improve interdisciplinary understanding,An Occupational Perspective of Health, Third Editionexplains the concepts of attaining, maintaining, or reclaiming population health through occupation.

Instructors in educational settings can visitwww.efacultylounge.comfor additional materials to be used for teaching in the classroom.
Practitioners and students of occupational therapy, health sciences, and public or population health will benefit from and relate toAn Occupational Perspective of Health, Third Edition.
Ann A. Wilcock (née Ellison), PhD, BAppScOT, GradDipPh, FCOT, was born in the United Kingdom and was brought up in the Lake District. She graduated as an occupational therapist from the Derby School in 1961, and worked at Black Notley Hospital and Farnham Park Rehabilitation Centre before going to live in Australia in 1964. There she w...
Title:An Occupational Perspective Of HealthFormat:HardcoverDimensions:512 pages, 10 × 7 × 1.25 inPublished:January 13, 2015Publisher:Slack IncorporatedLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1617110876

ISBN - 13:9781617110870

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Table of Contents

About the Authors
Section I Health and Illness
Chapter 1 Defining Health
Chapter 2 Evolution of Health Beliefs
Chapter 3 Dominant Concepts and Contemporary Priorities

Section II Occupation
Chapter 4 An Occupational Theory of Human Nature
Chapter 5 Defining Occupation in Relation to Health
Chapter 6 Occupation: Doing, Health, and Illness
Chapter 7 Occupation: Being Aspects of Doing
Chapter 8 Occupation: Belonging Through Doing
Chapter 9 Occupation: Becoming Through Doing
Section III Occupation in Illness and Health
Chapter 10 Disorders of Occupation
Chapter 11 Occupation as a Dynamic in Health and Illness
Chapter 12 Occupation as an Agent of Population Health

Section IV Occupational Perspectives of Health
Chapter 13 Occupation, Environment, and Community Development
Chapter 14 An Occupational Justice Perspective of Health
Chapter 15 Occupation in Illness Prevention
Chapter 16 Occupation, Health, and Well-Being