Academic journal article New Zealand Journal of Occupational Therapy

Editorial

Academic journal article New Zealand Journal of Occupational Therapy

Editorial

Article excerpt

I have the pleasure of presenting the keynote proceedings from the 2012 New Zealand Association of Occupational Therapy Conference titled Maramatanga Hou--Fresh Perspectives' in this edition of the Journal. The topics were diverse yet the authors pointed to a common theme in each address and that is--the central role occupation plays in making life better for people who are disadvantaged by social determinants of health. Each paper provides a unique view of how the complexity of occupations and health interact.

I don't have to say anymore because the articles will speak for themselves but, before moving on I do want to thank the authors for taking the time and making the effort to develop their verbal presentation into an article suitable for publication. This is no small task and so their commitment is welcomed in its own right, and because it augments the reputation of the New Zealand Journal of Occupational Therapy. The presentations, which are reported (more or less) verbatim include:

The Frances Rutherford Lecture: Jane Hopkirk

E rua nga ao, kotahi te taura tangata: Two worlds and one profession

Keynote session 1: Lena-Karin Erlandsson

Fresh perspectives on occupation: Creating health in everyday patterns of doing. …

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