New Zealand Journal of Occupational Therapy

Articles from Vol. 54, No. 1, March

Active Ageing: Dream or Reality
Abstract Noting the New Zealand Minister of Health's encouragement that occupational therapists assert their role in population health, Wilcock argues that individual therapists and the profession at large should support active ageing, both in their...
Autonomy, Accountability, and Professional Practice: Contemporary Issues and Challenges
Abstract Contemporary society holds numerous challenges to professionals. These include coping with the information explosion, responding to heightened consumer awareness and demands on services, and in meeting ever increasing regimes of compliance...
Editorial
The New Zealand Journal of Occupational Therapy is proud to publish the Plenary and Keynote session presentations from the NZAOT Conference: Dancing Jandals. The Frances Rutherford Lecture will be published in the next edition--something to look forward...
In Search of a Standardised, Comprehensive Assessment of Functioning
Abstract As part of a national programme to provide mechanisms for quality improvement in the mental health sector, New Zealand has established the MH-Smart Programme. The programme aims to introduce the routine use of standardised assessments that,...
New Zealand Practice Foundations from the NZAOT Archives
Researcher: Beth Cordon Evidence-based parallels: 1948-1960 Key words: Community, rehabilitation, service development Reference: Riorden, S. (20xx). Domiciliary Occupational Therapy at Auckland Public Hospital. New Zealand Journal of Occupational...
The Koru Unfurls: The Emergence of Diversity in Occupational Therapy Thought and Action
Abstract This article explores the issue of diversity, first from a global perspective and then within the discipline of occupational therapy. Particular foci are the emergent diversity in occupational therapy theory, research, and finally in practice...
The Treaty of Waitangi: A Framework for Maori Health Development
Abstract The Treaty of Waitangi is often described as New Zealand's founding document. However, and since its first signing on 6 February 1840, confusion and debate has often surrounded its interpretation and application, its value as an historical...
Writing for Publication: Tips and Reflections for Busy Therapists
Abstract To assist New Zealand occupational therapists to develop skills in writing for publication, a focused search of the literature was conducted to identify key information. The literature search process is outlined and the advice gleaned is...