Australian Occupational Therapy Journal
© Occupational Therapy Australia
Edited By: Dr Elspeth Froude
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Online ISSN: 1440-1630
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Special Issue 2014
Responding to global disasters and occupational injustice: A focus on working with and for Communities
Recent world events have firmly placed the focus on communities who are affected by natural disasters, conflicts, or who are marginalised, disempowered or oppressed. A community-centred approach to occupational therapy and to occupational justice aims to achieve wellbeing of communities through collective occupations and system advocacy. Supported by the World Federation of Occupational Therapy (WFOT) Position Statement on Human Rights (2006) and WFOT Disaster Preparedness and Response (2008), the 2014 Special Issue of the Australian Occupational Therapy Journal will be dedicated to the importance of occupation and the role of occupational therapists working with communities experiencing disasters and injustice.
Topic areas of relevance include occupational therapy research and practice in the following contexts:
- Natural Disasters
- Communities affected by war and conflict
- Oppressed and marginalised populations and communities
- Refugee and migrant populations
- Occupational justice approaches to disempowered communities.
The journal invites submissions related to working with and for global communities in response to global disasters or occupational injustices. Manuscripts including research papers, reports of innovative practice, evaluations of practice models and reports of lived experience will be peer-reviewed in the usual manner. The deadline for submissions is 26 April 2013. If you are interested but would like further clarification you are welcome to contact Yvonne Thomas (email@example.com) to discuss your ideas further.