Practice models in Swedish psychiatric occupational therapy
2000 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy, ISSN 1103-8128 (print), 1651-2014 (online), Vol. 7, no 3, 107-113 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
In clinical settings, occupational therapists need models both from their own field, occupational therapy, and from other fields in order to offer the clients adequate treatment. It is unknown which theoretical approaches and practice models influence Swedish occupational therapists' daily work. In this study a questionnaire (n=334) was used to investigate approaches and models used in Swedish psychiatric care service and in psychiatric occupational therapy service. The results showed that the psychosocial approach influenced both psychiatric care and psychiatric occupational therapy most. The most frequently used practice model was the Model of Human Occupation. However, 75% of the respondents did not identify theoretical thinking based on models from their own field behind their actions. Many practitioners seemed to use knowledge developed by other disciplines more often. Years of clinical experience in the profession or education did not seem to have any impact on the ability to identify the practice models that were used. The results indicate that education in occupational therapy must emphasize knowledge in its own field more than has been done up to now.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2000. Vol. 7, no 3, 107-113 p.
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-13268DOI: 10.1080/110381200300006050OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-13268DiVA: diva2:18163