New Zealand Journal of Occupational Therapy

Articles from Vol. 53, No. 1, March

Since taking over the role of Editor last year I have listened to various opinions regarding the purpose of the New Zealand Journal of Occupational Therapy. It seems fitting as a new Editor to address that topic now. What is the role of our professional...
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New Zealand Practice Foundations from the NZAOT Archives
Evidence-based parallels: 4--0 Key words: Best practice, job satisfaction, client-centredness, therapeutic media, rehabilitation, occupation. Reference: New Zealand Occupational Therapy Newsletter 1 September 1948 Title: Case History Author:...
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Occupational Therapy: How Effective Do Consumers Think It Is?
Abstract Objective: The purpose of this pilot study was to examine a specific role negotiated by occupational therapists in a community mental health team. Method: A programme evaluation approach was used to gather feedback on consumers' perception...
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Positive Ageing in Residential Care
Abstract Evidence shows that participation in occupations promoting physical activity, social stimulation and a sense of identity, slow age related decline and enhance functional capacity. Drawing on that knowledge and experiences in practice, the...
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The Historical Context of the Blueprint for Mental Health Services
Abstract The Blueprint for Mental Health Services in New Zealand has had a major impact on the provision of mental health services in this country. In 2004 the Mental Health Commission consulted with stakeholders to review the current Blueprint...
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Visual Perceptual Skills and Related School Functions in Children with Hemiplegic Cerebal Palsy
Abstract This study investigated differences in visual perception and visual-motor based school functions in children with and without congenital hemiplegia. Twenty children with hemiplegia (9 right; 11 left) and 37 control children ages 4-10 years...
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