Occupation-focused practice: Challenges and choices

Citations of this article
Mendeley users who have this article in their library.
Get full text


Occupational therapy has undergone a paradigm shift from a more mechanistic to an occupation-focused perspective, which has influenced practice as well as the professional education curriculum. However, this shift has not been readily adopted in some practice settings. Anecdotal examples from students, and from practitioner colleagues, have led the authors, as experienced academics and practitioners, to consider what would further assist the profession in moving forward and embracing this change. In keeping with others in the profession, in this opinion piece we would like to support colleagues in practice by suggesting ways of progressing by small 'nano steps' along the continuum from medical to occupation-centred practice. © The College of Occupational Therapists Ltd.




Gillen, A., & Greber, C. (2014, January). Occupation-focused practice: Challenges and choices. British Journal of Occupational Therapy. https://doi.org/10.4276/030802214X13887685335580

Register to see more suggestions

Mendeley helps you to discover research relevant for your work.

Already have an account?

Save time finding and organizing research with Mendeley

Sign up for free