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By Michael K. Iwama PhD MSc BScOT BSc

A landmark booklet in occupational remedy and an important contribution to the rehabilitation thought literature! The Kawa version offers a brand new conceptual version of perform that differs from modern theories in regard to: starting place (East Asia), underlying philosophical base (East Asia), being seriously infused with a natural-ecological, holistic global view, and relational constitution. The version is predicated at the metaphor of nature (a river) that stands for the meanings of lifestyles. as a result of the familiarity of the metaphor, to either therapists and consumers alike, the Kawa version is comparatively effortless to realize, remarkably basic, but finished and powerful. not like different versions, it was once raised from scientific perform, via practitioners, via a strategy of qualitative learn equipment. it's the first conceptual version and huge theoretical paintings of occupational treatment from outdoors of the Western world.

  • A 'must-read' for all scholars of occupational therapy
  • The first monstrous paintings in occupational treatment from open air of the Western world
  • Introduces an jap viewpoint on concerns of conception and tradition in occupational therapy
  • Eight case reports, 4 from Western perform contexts and 4 from the East
  • Developed by way of clinicians and practitioners for his or her peers
  • Questions the cultural barriers of occupational remedy, its wisdom (epistemiology), idea and perform. It places the reader involved with the cultural nature of self, consumer and profession
  • Enables readers to strengthen serious research abilities for reading issues of conception and tradition, in place of studying thought as 'recipes'

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Rather, it may be that specific shared social contexts that give rise to the naming of objects and ascription of meaning to phenomena are unique to time and place. These social contexts, as a group, may not have valued meanings of individual actions identical to the modal Westerner’s particular existential, rational and individual-oriented understandings ascribed to occupation. 1 Translation of ‘occupational therapy’ into Japanese using Chinese characters. Sagyou can be roughly translated as work of the tedious and laborious kind, while ryouhou is the common Japanese interpretation for ‘therapy’.

Reconceptualising occupation and allowing the concept to be anchored to what people in varying cultural contexts hold to be essential to their lives may determine how meaningful and inclusive the idea of occupational therapy can be for all. Culture, Context and the Ascription of Meaning tenets do not resonate similarly in their lives. At times, these ideas are experienced as if they were cast in some unfamiliar context of meanings. If such incongruities do exist and there is a will for our membership to direct this profession towards a culturally inclusive and meaningful service for all, the ideology, knowledge, theories and practice of occupation need to be re-examined and possibly reconsidered.

Decentralised ‘Self’, Collectivism and the Celebration of Dependence challenges, for a move towards cultural relevance and a more diverse discourse around the meaning of concepts and principles paying due respect to cultural context will advance occupational therapy in a more inclusive, relevant, powerful and equitable direction. REFERENCES 1 Burr V. An Introduction to Social Constructionism. London: Routledge; 1995 2 Gergen KJ. An Invitation to Social Construction. Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications; 1999 3 Ramsden I.

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