Occupation and health: Are they one and the same?

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Abstract Addressing the question of what evidence there is for taking an occupational perspective of health, Wilcock argues that occupational science holds potential to improve the human condition and the environment by bringing together the diverse evidence being generated in many fields that address aspects of occupation and health. This possibility arises from the field's holistic nature, which encompasses the purpose and outcomes of humans? occupational nature, its interrelationship with health, and the outcomes of contemporary lifestyles. In supporting this vision, Wilcock cites evidence from history, health research, the directives of the World Health Organization, and occupational science itself.
Abstract Addressing the question of what evidence there is for taking an occupational perspective of health, Wilcock argues that occupational science holds potential to improve the human condition and the environment by bringing together the diverse evidence being generated in many fields that address aspects of occupation and health. This possibility arises from the field's holistic nature, which encompasses the purpose and outcomes of humans? occupational nature, its interrelationship with health, and the outcomes of contemporary lifestyles. In supporting this vision, Wilcock cites evidence from history, health research, the directives of the World Health Organization, and occupational science itself.

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  • Evidence
  • History
  • Occupational science
  • World health organization

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  • Ann A. Wilcock

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