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Introduction to occupation the art and science of living new multidisciplinary perspectives for understanding human occupation as a central feature of individual experience and social organization

Introduction to occupation   the art and science of living   new multidisciplinary perspectives for understanding human occupation as a central feature of individual experience and social organization Author Charles H. Christiansen
ISBN-10 0132376849
Release 2011
Pages 434
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The second edition of Introduction to Occupation: The Art and Science of Living, presents the latest knowledge about occupation so that each of us around the world may understand how to seize and harvest our days for health, well-being, happiness and the development of more just and peaceful societies. Introduction to Occupation will appeal to any student, practitioner, researcher or educator with an interest in everyday life. Practical as well as conceptual, this book challenges readers to look beyond occupation as just "work" to include all the ways in which we occupy ourselves showing how what we do forms our lifestyle, and how occupations are enfolded to create a balanced or unbalanced style of life. Broad in perspective, it explores both informal and formal ways for studying occupation, provides a model and framework for studying occupational development across the lifespan, and considers issues and insights surrounding a variety of "occupational" topics.



Introduction to Occupation

Introduction to Occupation Author Charles Christiansen
ISBN-10 0130133035
Release 2004
Pages 286
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There is an old story about people describing an elephant, one by touching a leg, one by sitting on the elephant, one by feeling it blow through its large trunk, and so on. Each person has a different understanding of the elephant. Their collected descriptions describe the strength, gentleness, and force of the elephant from different perspectives. To fully understand the elephant, it is necessary to collect many perspectives and to present them as parts of a profile. Now, consider the English wordoccupation.No doubt many images come to mind. In contemplating this book, our goal was to provide a variety of ways for people to consider how humans occupy their time, dedicate their energy, realize their sense of personhood, and organize their societies. Occupations can be considered in economic terms, in social terms, as expressions of personality, or as "doings" that influence health and well-being. Historically, the literature of human occupation has focused on particular perspectives. There have been books on time use, books on leisure and work, books on occupational hazards and safety, and books on occupational medicine and occupational therapy, among others. But no book has previously invited authors from a range of disciplines and backgrounds to explore what people do, and why, how, where, with whom, and to what consequences these everyday occupations collectively define, organize, and influence our lives. This book takes the view that occupations include all meaningful acts that collectively define and give meaning to daily living. In his bookActs of Meaning,Jerome Bruner has written that people understand their lives through stories. He then points out that these stories are constructed from the acts that are central to everyday human occupations. In this book, the acts that comprise and give meaning to lives are explored in all their complexity, providing awareness that this is a topic that is large and complex like an elephant. We are delighted that the many talented contributors were willing to share their different points of view in this volume. Our hope is that, collectively, their views of occupation will help readers from many diverse areas gain a broader and enriched perspective of occupations, both as a means of social classification and as a powerful array of experiences shaping everyday life in both obvious and subtle ways. We present you with a book that examines what people do in their everyday worlds. We invite you to consider the various forces that shape the world of occupations and to reflect on how those experiences shape individuals and communities in the world. As you consider the writings in this book, we invite you to explore individual ideas in more detail through focused readings found through examination of the supporting literature for each chapter and to visit the companion web site for additional opportunities to explore topics. We then challenge you to consider your own occupations and to reflect on how they can be used to shape the meaning of your life story and how occupations might be organized in your culture or community. This is the first editorial collaboration between two people who share a passion for learning about occupations in everyday life. Through this book, we invite you to join us in an engaging and enlightening occupational pursuit. We are indebted to John Robinson, a pioneer in the study of time use related to human occupation, for his contribution to this volume. We acknowledge with appreciation the work of Linda Buxell, Mark Cohen, Charles Hayden, Melissa Kerrian, and Judy Wolf, who made the occupation of editing this book an enjoyable and memorable chapter in our own life stories.



Introduction to Occupation

Introduction to Occupation Author Charles Christiansen
ISBN-10 0131999427
Release 2010
Pages 434
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The second edition of Introduction to Occupation: The Art and Science of Living, presents the latest knowledge about occupation so that each of us around the world may understand how to seize and harvest our days for health, well-being, happiness and the development of more just and peaceful societies. Introduction to Occupation will appeal to any student, practitioner, researcher or educator with an interest in everyday life. Practical as well as conceptual, this book challenges readers to look beyond occupation as just "work" to include all the ways in which we occupy ourselves--showing how what we do forms our lifestyle, and how occupations are enfolded to create a balanced or unbalanced style of life. Broad in perspective, it explores both informal and formal ways for studying occupation, provides a model and framework for studying occupational development across the lifespan, and considers issues and insights surrounding a variety of "occupational" topics.



Introduction to Occupation

Introduction to Occupation Author Charles Christiansen
ISBN-10 OCLC:802967881
Release 2004
Pages 286
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Introduction to Occupation Pearson New International Edition

Introduction to Occupation  Pearson New International Edition Author Charles Christiansen
ISBN-10 1292039043
Release 2013-11-01
Pages 376
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Taking a global look at human occupation, this groundbreaking text comprehensively explores people's participation in their respective lives' endeavors within their environments, their societies, and with each other. A renowned team of authors takes the view that occupations include all meaningful acts that collectively define and give meaning to daily life. This resource communicates a breadth of new information on the study of occupation-the defining experiences that reflect how culture, values, and opportunities shape everyday life."



Fully Present

Fully Present Author Susan L. Smalley
ISBN-10 9780738213248
Release 2010-07-13
Pages 263
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Explores the practical art and science of mindfulness as it relates to the traditions of Buddhism with a helpful guide to improving a mindful stance and an awareness of life experiences in any situation or circumstance.



Willard and Spackman s Occupational Therapy

Willard and Spackman s Occupational Therapy Author Barbara A. Schell
ISBN-10 9781451110807
Release 2013-03-08
Pages 1312
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Willard and Spackman’s Occupational Therapy, Twelfth Edition, continues in the tradition of excellent coverage of critical concepts and practices that have long made this text the leading resource for Occupational Therapy students. Students using this text will learn how to apply client-centered, occupational, evidence based approach across the full spectrum of practice settings. Peppered with first-person narratives, which offer a unique perspective on the lives of those living with disease, this new edition has been fully updated with a visually enticing full color design, and even more photos and illustrations. Vital pedagogical features, including case studies, Practice Dilemmas, and Provocative questions, help position students in the real-world of occupational therapy practice to help prepare them to react appropriately.



The Last Book in the Universe

The Last Book in the Universe Author Rodman Philbrick
ISBN-10 9780545303873
Release 2013-03-01
Pages 240
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This fast-paced action novel is set in a future where the world has been almost destroyed. Like the award-winning novel Freak the Mighty, this is Philbrick at his very best. It's the story of an epileptic teenager nicknamed Spaz, who begins the heroic fight to bring human intelligence back to the planet. In a world where most people are plugged into brain-drain entertainment systems, Spaz is the rare human being who can see life as it really is. When he meets an old man called Ryter, he begins to learn about Earth and its past. With Ryter as his companion, Spaz sets off an unlikely quest to save his dying sister -- and in the process, perhaps the world.



An Occupational Perspective of Health

An Occupational Perspective of Health Author Ann Allart Wilcock
ISBN-10 1556427549
Release 2006-01-01
Pages 360
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Examines the relationship between occupation, health, and ill-health explores the occupational experience within populations and offers information critical to the practice of occupational therapy. Based on extensive studies of human history and occupation, the author takes a holistic approach of health in line with that of the World Health Organization, examining the necessity for occupational therapists and their role in promoting health and well-being for all people.



Occupational Therapy Interventions

Occupational Therapy Interventions Author Catherine Meriano
ISBN-10 1617110558
Release 2016-03
Pages 552
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Occupational Therapy Interventions: Functions and Occupations, Second Edition is a unique and comprehensive text intended to provide the essential information required for occupational therapy practice in the physical approach to the intervention process. This practical and user-friendly text offers an entry-level approach to bridging the American Occupational Therapy Association's Occupational Therapy Practice Framework,Third Edition with everyday practice, specifically concerning interventions. Dr. Catherine Meriano and Dr. Donna Latella focus each chapter of the text on an area of occupation, evidence-based practice, current intervention options, as well as a specific hands-on approach to grading interventions. Although the focus of the text is the intervention process, Occupational Therapy Interventions: Function and Occupations, Second Edition also includes a detailed "Evaluation Grid" which offers a unique approach to choosing occupational therapy evaluations. New in the Second Edition: New evidence-based articles have been added to each of the chapters Some new rewritten and expanded chapters Updated references throughout Includes sample exam questions with each chapter Updated key concepts and incorporated new documents such as: AOTA's Occupational Therapy Practice Framework,Third Edition AOTA's Occupational Therapy Code of Ethics AOTA's Guidelines for Supervision, Roles, and Responsibilities During the Delivery of Occupational Therapy Services Instructors in educational settings can visit www.efacultylounge.com for additional materials to be used for teaching in the classroom. With the incorporation of new evidence-based concepts, updates to reflect the AOTA's newest documents, and new hands-on approaches to interventions, Occupational Therapy Interventions: Functions and Occupations, Second Edition should be by the side of every occupational therapy student and entry-level practitioner.



Occupational Science for Occupational Therapy

Occupational Science for Occupational Therapy Author Doris E. Pierce
ISBN-10 1556429339
Release 2013-10
Pages 362
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"Occupational Science for Occupational Therapy shows how different types of occupational science research support occupational therapy. The book is research based and moves firmly away from presenting theories and models that are unsupported by research within the field. The book regards occupational therapy as actively involved in producing a science highly responsive to its knowledge needs, instead of as a profession that consumes and applies research that is produced within other disciplines and for other purposes"--Provided by publisher.



The Tibetan Book Of Living And Dying

The Tibetan Book Of Living And Dying Author Sogyal Rinpoche
ISBN-10 9781448116959
Release 2012-02-29
Pages 464
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25th Anniversary Edition Includes a New Preface by Jon Kabat-Zinn Over 3 Million Copies Sold 'I couldn't give this book a higher recommendation' BILLY CONNOLLY Written by the Buddhist meditation master and popular international speaker Sogyal Rinpoche, this highly acclaimed book clarifies the majestic vision of life and death that underlies the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. It includes not only a lucid, inspiring and complete introduction to the practice of meditation, but also advice on how to care for the dying with love and compassion, and how to bring them help of a spiritual kind. But there is much more besides in this classic work, which was written to inspire all who read it to begin the journey to enlightenment and so become 'servants of peace'.



Designing UNESCO

Designing UNESCO Author ChristopherE.M. Pearson
ISBN-10 9781351569651
Release 2017-07-05
Pages 412
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Designing UNESCO: Art, Architecture and International Politics at Mid-Century represents the first full-length monograph on the genesis, construction and reception of the Paris headquarters of the United Nations' Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The book traces the long and complex birth of UNESCO's permanent seat from its conception in 1950 to its inauguration in 1958, showing how its history constitutes a unique nexus of modernist practices in twentieth-century international politics, art, architecture and criticism. Drawing on a wide range of unpublished archival material and examining critical reception of the building in the local and international press, Christopher Pearson's analysis operates on formal, structural and theoretical levels, revealing many of the largely unspoken assumptions of modern architecture at mid-century and elucidating the conflicted relation between art and science in the post-war period. The volume also throws new light on many of the major architects and artists of the period, among them Breuer, Gropius, Le Corbusier and Eero Saarinen, as well as Picasso, Moore, Mir?rp, Calder and Noguchi. Designing UNESCO is a compelling and original account of one of the most important, yet under-appreciated, buildings of twentieth-century modernism.



Blue Mind

Blue Mind Author Wallace J. Nichols
ISBN-10 9780316252072
Release 2014-07-22
Pages 352
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A landmark book by marine biologist Wallace J. Nichols on the remarkable effects of water on our health and well-being. Why are we drawn to the ocean each summer? Why does being near water set our minds and bodies at ease? In BLUE MIND, Wallace J. Nichols revolutionizes how we think about these questions, revealing the remarkable truth about the benefits of being in, on, under, or simply near water. Combining cutting-edge neuroscience with compelling personal stories from top athletes, leading scientists, military veterans, and gifted artists, he shows how proximity to water can improve performance, increase calm, diminish anxiety, and increase professional success. BLUE MIND not only illustrates the crucial importance of our connection to water-it provides a paradigm shifting "blueprint" for a better life on this Blue Marble we call home.



Life Balance

Life Balance Author Kathleen M. Matuska
ISBN-10 1556429061
Release 2009
Pages 274
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Life Balance: Multidisciplinary Theories and Research is a unique text that offers empirical research and theories to a concept not yet recognized in the scientific community. Dr. Kathleen Matuska and Dr. Charles Christiansen are joined by Dr. Helene Polatajko and Jane Davis to proficiently address the various ways to conceptualize life balance as distinguishable among other positive state constructs. Some chapter topics include: Problematizing Life Balance: Difference, Diversity, and Disadvantage Emotional Regulation, Processing, and Recovery after Acquired Brain Injury: Contributors to Life Balance The Importance of Experienced Challenges in a Balanced Life–Micro and Macro Perspectives Multiple Roles and Life Balance Optimal Life Style-Mix: An Inductive Approach Defining and Validating Measures of Life Balance: Suggestions, A New Measure, and Some Preliminary Results Life Balance: The Meaning and the Menace in a Metaphor The “Hurried” Child: Myth vs. Reality Resulting from an informed discussion among international scientists who gathered for a discussion on life balance, this text compiles conceptual commonalities, associations, and discrepancies affiliated with life balance research. Who will be interested in Life Balance: Multidisciplinary Theories and Research? Occupational therapy and occupational science communities Professionals in wellness and holistic health Those specializing in psychology and sociology This groundbreaking and forward-thinking text implements a multidisciplinary approach to learning about life balance with contributions from psychological, sociological, occupational, economical, leisure, and family studies. *Co-Published with the AOTA Press



Meaningful Living Across the Lifespan Occupation Based Intervention Strategies for Occupational Therapists and Scientists

Meaningful Living Across the Lifespan  Occupation Based Intervention Strategies for Occupational Therapists and Scientists Author Nick Pollard
ISBN-10 1861771371
Release 2015-02-09
Pages 300
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In this book, Ikiugu and Pollard explore the notion of meaningfulness, in the light of Viktor Frankl's (1992) assertions that the will to meaning is the primary motivation for behavior in human existence, and that the frustration of the pursuit for meaning in the modern and Western world constituted what he termed 'existential vacuum', leading in turn to what he called 'noogenic neurosis' or 'the disease of meaninglessness' The authors then show how occupation can be used in meaning-making to counter the 'disease of meaninglessness'. Though the notion of the notion of meaningfulness is central to occupational therapy practice (AOTA, 2008), it has never really been investigated in depth in the profession's literature This book is aimed at occupational therapy and occupational science students, occupational therapy clinicians, and occupational scientists. Each chapter begins with learning objectives, personal growth objectives, and definition of key terms, followed by the content, and finally by self-exploration exercise. This approach makes the book applicable to students who are studying the relationship between occupation and meaningful living. The exercises are experiential making it possible for people to apply these concepts in their own lives. This is a unique, new approach which has not been used much in occupational therapy and occupational science literature before. The approach has been tested by the authors teaching experience on the philosophical and theoretical foundaitons of occupational therapy and the therapeutic use of self. About the authors Moses N. Ikiugu is Professor of Occupational Therapy, University of South Dakota, USA Nick Pollard is Senior Lecturer in Occupational Therapy, Sheffield Hallam University, UK About the Series: Critical Studies in Occupational Therapy and Occupational Science This book is the first in this new series. Future titles include Critical Debates on the Science and Art of Occupational Therapy by Alison Blank and Rod Lambert, and Occupation Based Practice for Social Inclusion by Nick Pollard, Sarah Kantartzis and Hanneke Van Bruggen. More details about the series overleaf.



The Circle

The Circle Author Dave Eggers
ISBN-10 9780385351409
Release 2013-10-08
Pages 504
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Now a Major Motion Picture starring Emma Watson and Tom Hanks. A bestselling dystopian novel that tackles surveillance, privacy and the frightening intrusions of technology in our lives. When Mae Holland is hired to work for the Circle, the world’s most powerful internet company, she feels she’s been given the opportunity of a lifetime. The Circle, run out of a sprawling California campus, links users’ personal emails, social media, banking, and purchasing with their universal operating system, resulting in one online identity and a new age of civility and transparency. As Mae tours the open-plan office spaces, the towering glass dining facilities, the cozy dorms for those who spend nights at work, she is thrilled with the company’s modernity and activity. There are parties that last through the night, there are famous musicians playing on the lawn, there are athletic activities and clubs and brunches, and even an aquarium of rare fish retrieved from the Marianas Trench by the CEO. Mae can’t believe her luck, her great fortune to work for the most influential company in the world—even as life beyond the campus grows distant, even as a strange encounter with a colleague leaves her shaken, even as her role at the Circle becomes increasingly public. What begins as the captivating story of one woman’s ambition and idealism soon becomes a heart-racing novel of suspense, raising questions about memory, history, privacy, democracy, and the limits of human knowledge.