Occupation Analysis in Practice

Occupation Analysis in Practice

Editor(s): Lynette Mackenzie, Gjyn O'Toole

Published Online: 11 OCT 2013 08:53PM EST

Print ISBN: 9781405177382

Online ISBN: 9781118786604

DOI: 10.1002/9781118786604

About this Book

Occupation Analysis in Practice is the essential book for all future and current occupational therapists. It offers a practical approach to the analysis of occupations in real world practice.

The book frames occupation as the key component for analysis and builds upon previous work limited to analysis at the activity level. It examines the interests, goals, abilities and contexts of individuals, groups, institutions and communities, along with the demands of the occupation. It presents examples of occupation analysis in different practice context including working with children, health promotion, indigenous health, medico-legal practice; mental health and occupational rehabilitation.

The book has four sections. Section 1 introduces theoretical perspectives of the concept of occupation analysis and how such analysis relates to particular models of Occupational Therapy practice and the generic World Health Organisation International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health. Section 2 discusses analysis of particular components of occupation that support practice. These include culture, spirituality, home and community environments as well as self-care and leisure. Section 3 applies analysis of occupations to particular specialties encountered in practice. Section 4 considers the application of Occupation Analysis within professional reasoning and goal setting.


  • International team of contributors
  • Examples of occupation analysis proforma
  • Application to a wide range of practice areas.
  • Glossary of key terms
  • Incudes the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health.

Table of contents

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  1. Part 1: Theoretical Perspectives on Occupation Analysis

  2. Part 2: Analysing Relevant Components of Occupation that Underpin Practice

  3. Part 3: Application of Occupation Analysis to Specific Practice Contexts

  4. Part 4: The Interface Between Aspects of Practice and Occupation Analysis

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