Use of occupation-focused language by occupational therapists in physical health care settings when considering older people and alcohol use.

Fiona Maclean (Lead / Corresponding author), Jenna Breckenridge

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Abstract

Statement of context There is ongoing debate about therapists’ use of occupation-focused language in practice. Through practice language analysis we explored how conceptual models influence therapists’ word choice by re-analysing qualitative data from a survey of occupational therapists’ knowledge and beliefs about alcohol use amongst older people.

Critical reflection on practice We used word clouds to analyse practitioners’ responses about whether they used conceptual models in practice. We reflect on three themes: theories that mirror the realities of practice; shaping theories in action; and ‘considered’ practice.

Implications for practice Conceptual models shape, and are shaped by, the language of practice. This provides insight into the relationship between models, language and professional identity.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)713-717
Number of pages5
JournalBritish Journal of Occupational Therapy
Volume78
Issue number11
Early online date1 Jul 2015
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2015

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Use of occupation-focused language by occupational therapists in physical health care settings when considering older people and alcohol use. / Maclean, Fiona (Lead / Corresponding author); Breckenridge, Jenna.

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