New Zealand Journal of Occupational Therapy

Articles

Vol. 60, No. 1, April

Editorial
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...
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E Rua Nga Ao, Kotahi Te Taura Tangata: Two Worlds and One Profession
Ko Takitimu te waka Ko Pukengaki te maunga Ko Ruamahanga te awa Ko Ngati Kahungunu te iwi Ko Ngati Muretu me Ngati Moe nga hapu Ko Papawai te marae Ko Jury oku tipuna Ko Ray Watters toku papa Ko Honi toku hoa tane Ko Huia,...
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Fresh Perspectives on Occupation: Creating Health in Everyday Patterns of Doing
The everyday is taken for granted The starting point for this presentation is that if we understand the complexity of everyday occupations and their various relationships to health, we also know how to alter aspects of our daily occupations in order...
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Doing Well-Doing Right Together: A Practical Wisdom Approach to Making Occupational Therapy Matter
When invited via SurveyMonkey to share how we had experienced the conference, without intending to romanticize the event, what stood out for me was the gathering's embeddedness in the context of Maori culture and tradition. It opened with the Powhiri--the...
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Occupation for Public Health
Introduction Occupational therapists' passionate belief is that the things people do in their everyday lives are the foundation of health and well-being. Generations of occupational therapists grounded that belief in humans' biological capacities--the...
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The Meaning of Occupation: Historical and Contemporary Connections between Health and Occupation
Introduction This article builds on an earlier discussion of the development and use of the word occupation throughout Western history. In the earlier discussion (Reed, Smythe, & Hocking, 2012) an overview of the word occupation was presented...
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Vol. 59, No. 2, October

Editorial
Welcome to this edition of the New Zealand Journal of Occupational Therapy. It gives me particular pleasure to present a consumer article as the first paper. Most of you may know that dementia is a topic of interest to me. Coupled with that, I have...
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Our Journey with Alzheimer's Disease
Our personal journey with Alzheimer's began in 2004. At the time we had been married for 49 years and we were very much of one accord. By that I mean we knew each other pretty well. My wife Dolores had always been a self-sufficient, confident, and...
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Occupational Therapists' Health Literacy Interventions for Children with Disordered Sleep And/or Pain
Pain and disordered sleep (DS) are very common in children with chronic health conditions and neurodevelopmental disorders (CHCND). Prevalence rates are cited as being in the range of 50 to 70% (Goodlin-Jones, Tang, Liu, & Anders, 2009; Newman,...
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Concurrent Validity of the Upper Limb Assessment Tool (ULAT) for Acute Neurological Patients
Within healthcare settings, patients typically receive discrete acute and subacute episodes of care following serious neurological injury and/or neurological-based disease progression. The term 'acute care' is used to refer to immediate, short-term...
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A Study of New Zealand Occupational Therapists' Use of the Recovery Approach
Occupational therapy literature has noted that the recovery approach for mental health is highly congruent with occupational therapy beliefs and values. Occupational therapists are concerned with enabling people to participate in the daily occupations...
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Health Promotion: Future Occupational Therapy in an Ageing New Zealand
This article posits that if occupational therapy in Aotearoa New Zealand is to have a significant presence in the health care of older people, practitioners need to provide primary health promotion in the community. In its most simple definition health...
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Inadequate Light Levels and Their Effect on Falls and Daily Activities of Community Dwelling Older Adults: A Review of Literature
Background and significance An increasing number of older adults are choosing to live independently in the community; consequently the number of people entering skilled nursing facilities is steadily declining. More and more lifestyle living apartments...
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Occupational Therapy in Acute Care
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Vol. 59, No. 1, April

Editorial
The call for research which demonstrates that occupational therapy is an effective approach to health and well-being is ongoing (Baum, 2006; Gutman, 2010; Wilcock, 2006). Even though there is already a strong evidence base underpinning occupation and...
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Occupational Therapists' Perceptions of the Value of Research
Appropriate allocation of resources has become a growing issue in health care because people working on the frontlines are grappling with how to provide quality care in the context of burgeoning caseloads (Canadian Institute of Health Information,...
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Recovery from Eating Disorders: A Role for Occupational Therapy
Since deinstitutionalization in the 1970s, the role of occupational therapists working with people with eating disorders (ED) has changed. Traditionally occupational therapy intervention related to an ED has been in inpatient settings; however, the...
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The Role of Occupational Therapy in Working with the Homeless Population: An Assertive Outreach Approach
The problem of homelessness has received increasing attention in recent years. The Queensland Health Homeless Initiative Plan 2006-2009 was set up to target those who are at risk of homelessness in addition to those who meet the adopted definition...
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Enabling Development and Participation through Early Provision of Augmentative and Alternative Communication
"The silence of speechlessness is never golden. We all need to communicate and connect with each other--not just in one way, but also in as many ways as possible. It is a basic human need, a basic human right. And much more than this, it is a basic...
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Living with Dementia in New Zealand: An Action Research Study
The aim of this study was to undertake a systematic inquiry into the question of how people who live with dementia in the community can be supported to engage in daily activities. It is well known that dementia affects functional abilities yet little...
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Jewish Perspectives on Theology and the Human Experience of Disability
Jewish Perspectives on Theology and the Human Experience of Disability Rabbi Judith Z Abrams & William C. Gaventa, eds. 2006, Haworth Pastoral P: New York, paperback [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Jewish Perspectives on Theology and the Human...
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Vol. 58, No. 2, September

Editorial
I have just been reading the Clinical Workshops programme and was pleased to find it contains something for everyone. The vision of the workshops is to nurture growth from grass roots level by reinforcing the firm foundations upon which our profession...
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The Measurement Properties of the Model of Human Occupation Screening Tool and Implications for Practice
Over the past decade, occupational therapy leaders have increasingly articulated the importance of occupation focused practice (Christiansen & Baum, 1991; Creek, 2003; Fisher, 1993; Hagadorn, 1997; Polatajko, 1994; Trombly, 1995). Such practice...
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The Discriminative Validity of Three Visual Perception Tests
Visual perception is an essential aspect of one's ability to mentally manipulate visual information in order to solve and respond to problems (Kurtz, 2006). Visual perception, therefore, facilitates one's overall performance capacity in regards to...
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Viewing Development through an Occupational Lens: Learning to Handwrite
Handwriting is a valued childhood occupation (Amundson, 1992), and considered a prerequisite for later academic achievement (Feder & Majnemer, 2007; Graham Berninger, Abott, Abott & Whitaker, 1997; Graham & Harris, 2000). A child's developing...
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New Graduate Employment in New Zealand: The Influence of Fieldwork Experiences
Occupational therapy skill shortage is identified as an issue in New Zealand (NZ) (Department of Labour, November 2009). Skill shortages are a complex interrelationship between the availability of therapists with specific skills and the attractiveness...
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The Influences on New Graduates' Ability to Implement Evidence-Based Practice: A Review of the Literature
The purpose of this literature review is to identify influences on new graduate occupational therapists to apply evidence-based practice (EBP) within the work place. Current education programmes ensure that new graduates have the ability to locate,...
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Occupational Performance Coaching: A Contemporary Approach for Working with Parents of Children with Occupational Challenges
A thesis submitted in fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy at University of Queensland, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Division of Occupational Therapy. This thesis examined the effects and mechanisms...
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Vol. 58, No. 1, March

In Praise of 'Filling the Gaps': The Occupational Therapy Samizdat
Grace has been relieved of (some of) her usual responsibilities as editor in order to allow the editorial board to honour her achievement of the Frances Rutherford Award. This is the highest honour the profession in New Zealand gives and Grace is a...
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Time: Occupational Therapy: Setting the Pace
This paper was presented as the Frances Rutherford Lecture at the New Zealand Association of Occupational Therapists Conference, on 8 September, 2010 in Nelson. I extend greetings to you who have arrived to support the reason for this day. I greet...
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Navigating the Shifting Sands of Occupational Therapy: Lessons from Wise Wayfinders
In the 1960s, Kevin Lynch, an architect and leading environmental design theorist of his time, introduced the word, wayfinding, into the English lexicon (Banerjee & Southworthy, 1996). Unlike the related and more traditional word, wayfaring, which...
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Standing Firm on Shifting Sands
First, thank you very much for the opportunity to speak to you today. It is a great pleasure and honour to be asked to speak to you all, and on a topic that is a real passion of mine. The nature of keynotes is that they are generally one sided with...
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Occupational Science: Adding Value to Occupational Therapy
Introduction Simply put, occupational science is the formal study of the things people do; making a cup of tea, singing in a choir, working the night shift. In this article, we describe how studying ordinary occupations such as these supports the...
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Learning Styles and Fieldwork Education: Students' Perspectives
In fieldwork placements students are involved in an intense relationship with their fieldwork supervisors over a short period of time. Poor understanding of learning styles can lead to misunderstandings about the students' motivation and ability to...
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Vol. 57, No. 2, September

Editorial
The articles in this issue of the Journal cover some interesting topics. Presented in reverse chronology (often we go from youngest to oldest, this time we are going from oldest to youngest), Dorrestein and Hocking consider the ways in which occupational...
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Maximising Participation for Older People: Scoping the Occupational Therapy Role in Residential Care Settings
This article proposes a response to the question: what occupational therapy input will best serve to increase occupational opportunities and limit barriers to participation for older people in residential care? Furthermore, the article addresses some...
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The Convergent Validity of Two Sensory Processing Scales Used with School-Age Children: Comparing the Sensory Profile and the Sensory Processing Measure
Sensory processing problems can often negatively impact on a child's occupational performance. For example, the limited range of foods a child will eat, sensitivity to certain types of clothing textures, low tolerance for noisy environments, and aversion...
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Healing through Story Telling: An Integrated Approach for Children Experiencing Grief and Loss
For centuries stories have been used to record history, as well as impart meaning and assist understanding within a cultural context. Story telling is an indirect, cross-cultural method of communication which may be employed within the therapeutic...
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Delinquency in Children and the Method of Treatment in a Child Psychiatric Unit
This paper was read in November, 1967, at a Study Day, the subject of which was "Delinquency" held under the auspices of The Scottish Association of Occupational Therapists, in Glasgow. Reference Manley, I. D. (2010). Delinquency in children...
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Vol. 57, No. 1, March

Editorial
There is something of a developmental theme to the articles in this issue. With a focus on structuring for security Jones, Hocking, and Wright-St Clair consider the strategies parents use to support young children following a Traumatic Brain Injury....
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Parents Caregiving for Children after a Traumatic Brain Injury: Structuring for Security
Occupational therapists are concerned with enabling people to engage in the activities and tasks that are meaningful to them in their worlds (Townsend & Polatajko, 2007). This may include providing services to children who have sustained a traumatic...
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Participation of Boys with Developmental Coordination Disorder in Gymnastics
Children with Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) have coordination difficulties that significantly interfere with academic achievement, activities of daily living (American Psychiatric Association, 2000), and leisure activities (Dunford, Missiuna,...
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Implementing a Collaborative Model of Student Supervision in New Zealand: Enhancing Therapist and Student Experiences
Fieldwork educators in New Zealand have begun to use a collaborative model of fieldwork, which involves supervising two or more students at once. Rather than supervising multiple students individually, therapists apply adult learning principles so...
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Participating in Supervision: Perceptions of Occupational Therapists in New Zealand
Occupational therapists in New Zealand entrust important outcomes to supervision, including supporting and empowering therapists; promoting anti-discriminatory, culturally safe, and gender appropriate practice (New Zealand Association of Occupational...
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Evaluating Person Centred Care and Dementia Care Mapping in a Psychogeriatric Hospital in New Zealand: A Pilot Study
Dementia Care Mapping (DCM, Brooker, 2006) is an observational tool that has been used in formal dementia care settings since 1992. It is an outcomes measurement designed to evaluate the well-being and/or ill-being of people with dementia. The application...
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Recovery as the Re-Fabrication of Everyday Life: Exploring the Meaning of Doing for People Recovering from Mental Illness
Abstract The notion of recovery from mental illness has become a significant force in mental health policy, practice and literature. As a process, recovery can been described as the lived experience of personal growth and search for meaning after...
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Vol. 56, No. 2, September

Editorial
Where do I begin to say all that I have to say? The beginning is probably a good place and that entails yet another HAPPY 60th BIRTHDAY to the New Zealand Association of Occupational Therapists. The first newsletter, published in June 1949, was the...
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Guidance & Direction: Occupational Therapy in Brain Injury Rehabilitation
Guidance for practice comes in a variety of forms. Many of us, as new graduates, will be guided by an occupational therapist who we consider an expert and exudes experience and know-how. Consequently, their way is often adopted and becomes our way,...
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Sensory Behaviors of Preschool Children with and without Autism Spectrum Disorders
Occupational performance includes everything people do to occupy themselves (self-care), enjoy life (leisure), and contribute to the social and economic fabric of their community (productivity) (http://www.nzaot.com). Occupations of children generally...
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Occupational Therapy for Children: The Perception of a Private Practitioner
The goal of occupational therapy is to assist people with a disability to reach their maximum level of function and independence in all aspects of daily life through the use of meaningful activities. For a child with a disability, occupational therapy...
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Occupation in the Environment: A Student's Perspective
The aim of this article is not to detail the full scope of an environmental analysis, but to provide an introduction to the application of conceptual underpinnings in a student learning experience. To that end the physical, social, institutional, and...
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Vol. 56, No. 1, March

Editorial
I feel privileged, as editor of the New Zealand Journal of Occupational Therapy, to present the proceedings from the 2008 NZAOT Conference: Inspiration--Energy--Action. Having the Frances Rutherford Lecture and Keynote presentations in one edition...
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The 2008 Frances Rutherford Lecture Taking a Stand for Inclusion: Seeing beyond Impairment!
Mihi Nga mihi hoki ki te Atua, i manaaki i te hokianga o tenei whenua tapu, nana nei nga mea katoa i hanga, tena koe, tena koe, tena koe, e te Atua. Nga Maunga, nga Awa, e nga Mana, e nga Reo, e nga Iwi, e nga Hapu, e nga Tipuna Matua o tenei...
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Inspiration: Moving Forward When You Do Not See the Steps
Te-na- koutou, Te-na- koutou, Te-na- koutou, katoa. I arrived in New Zealand in 1987 as a new immigrant fresh from the United Kingdom. My first position was not far from here, in Masterton where I was part of a newly established Mental Health Service....
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The Politics of Practice: Strategies to Secure Our Occupational Claim and to Address Occupational Injustice
Hello, Bonjour, Kia Ora! Te-na- koutou katoa! Miigwetch. Like so much of what I write about, this talk, metamorphosed and evolved into something different over the months preceding this conference. When I was asked to do today's talk, I really didn't...
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It's All about "You": Unfurling the Koru Within
Opening Malo e lelei! Greetings! E nga tangata whenua, tena koutou / To the home people greetings Ki a koutou te mana whenua o konei / To you the locals greetings Ki a koutou e whakaroko ki / To you who are listening to this I greet you...
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Developing Evidence-Based Supported Employment Services for Young Adults Receiving Public Mental Health Services
Occupational therapists working in public mental health in New Zealand and Australia are leading the implementation of evidence-based practices in the provision of supported employment services for people with psychiatric disabilities (Lloyd &...
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Adding a Vocational Focus to Asian Mental Health Services in New Zealand: Occupational Therapy Opportunities
Work is a key feature of successful rehabilitation from mental illness (Morris & Lloyd, 2004) and according to Moll, Huff, and Detwiler, (2003) the majority of people with mental illness want to work, preferably in open employment. The idea of...
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Vol. 55, No. 2, September

Editorial
Welcome to the September 2008 issue of The New Zealand Journal of Occupational Therapy. Many topics relevant to the advancement of occupational therapy have been covered in NZJOT in recent editions, including Occupational Therapy's place and purpose...
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Monitoring the Progress of Young People's Occupational Performance in an Inpatient Mental Health Setting
When adolescents face serious mental health issues, their performance of daily activities can be disrupted. Similarly, when these issues are evident for extended periods of time they may impact on normal development (Henry & Coster, 1996). It...
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The Nature of Occupational Therapy Practice in Acute Physical Care Settings
The acute care service is delivered in an environment where there are a range of challenges for occupational therapists (Griffin, 1993) particularly the dominance of the medical model. Its focus on curing illness does not sit easily with the professional...
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Occupational Participation at 85 Plus: A Review of the Literature
In affluent societies worldwide, the populations of older people are increasing and older people are living longer than at any previous time in human history. Compared to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries,...
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Occupational Therapy Student's Fieldwork Placement: Institutional and Community Based Rehabilitation Models in the Solomon Islands
Occupational therapists are concerned with the health and well being of people challenged by adversity within any community. Adversity can take many forms such as: disease, disability, societal rejection due to religion, poverty, adversive governments,...
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Tools of Practice: A View of Changes in Occupational Therapy in Aotearoa New Zealand
The expression 'tools of practice' has had a particular meaning in occupational therapy since Anne Cronin Mosey first articulated them in 1981 (Mosey, 1981). Mosey defined the occupational therapy tools of practice as: the teaching learning process,...
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Vol. 55, No. 1, March

Editorial
In the three years since I became editor of the New Zealand Journal of Occupational Therapy (NZJOT), I have been on a valuable learning curve albeit more challenging than required at times. In coming to terms with the role of editor, my goal has been...
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Sensory Strategies: Practical Support to Empower Families
Abstract This single case study investigated one family's experiences of using sensory integration strategies at home. Four key themes were identified following analysis of data from semi-structured interviews. Results illustrate that occupational...
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Occupational Therapy's Place and Purpose in Aging New Zealand
Abstract This paper considers why the early years of this millennium form a defining moment for occupational therapy in New Zealand. It draws on two stories by older New Zealanders to build a discussion of the aging population and its implications...
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The Benefits and Challenges of Interdisciplinary, Client-Centred, Goal Setting in Rehabilitation
Abstract This article provides insights into the benefits and challenges of interdisciplinary, client-centred, goal setting in rehabilitation as drawn from both recent literature and the author's clinical experiences. The article first considers...
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The New Zealand Journal of Occupational Therapy: An Historical Review
Abstract The New Zealand Journal of Occupational Therapy was first published in 1948 as the New Zealand Occupational Therapy Newsletter. This article reviews the history of the Journal with a focus on two themes. Firstly, the need for a professional...
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Vol. 54, No. 2, September

Editorial
In browsing through some old editions of the journal recently, I was interested to note that it is nearly 23 years since the first Frances Rutherford Lecture was presented by Mary-Anne Boyd. Primarily the award was created to encourage occupational...
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Frances Rutherford Lecture: Transforming Views of Learning: Connecting Professional Conversations
Preamble The Frances Rutherford Award is presented at the New Zealand Association Biennial Conference. Drawing on her experience as an educator and occupational therapist, the 2006 Frances Rutherford Lecturer Awardee Merrolee Penman gave a presentation...
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Embracing Diversity: Explaining the Cultural Dimensions of Our Occupational Therapeutic Selves
In Te Reo Maori Kai to mihi to mauka ko Fuji ki to mauka koTararua Kai to mihi hoki to awa e kia ko Takahashi ki to awa ko Heretaunga e rere ana Aka atu oku whakaaro ki ka mate o to wa moe mai oki oki mai Ratou ki a ratou, tatou ki...
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Supervision in New Zealand: Professional Growth or Maintaining Competence?
Supervision has been part of occupational therapy practice in New Zealand for more than two decades. Engagement in supervision is expected by the New Zealand Association of Occupational Therapists (NZAOT, 2005) and mandated by the profession's regulatory...
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Childhood Anxiety: Occupational Disruption
Childhood anxiety is often unrecognised until a major depressive episode draws the attention of families. A child's presentation of mood differs somewhat from the adolescent or adult, with the disruption varying according to developmental ages and...
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The Concept of Professionalism in the New Zealand Context
Founding occupational therapy services began in New Zealand with a narrow scope of clinical practice. These services were grounded in Adolf Meyer's model which took a holistic approach to help people and used activities to meet basic needs (Yerxa,...
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Vol. 54, No. 1, March

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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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,...
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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...
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Vol. 53, No. 2, September

Editorial
Attending the 2006 World Federation of Occupational Therapists Congress, which was held in Australia in July, was a stimulating and inspiring experience. In excess of 2,300 occupational therapists came together from around the world to share their...
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Job Satisfaction, Physical Acute Care and Occupational Therapists
Abstract This study was designed to explore physical acute care occupational therapist's perceptions of factors influencing their job satisfaction. It also sought to explore strategies that could be used to address job dissatisfaction. An exploratory...
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Movement Deficits in Parkinson's Disease and Restorative Occupational Therapy
Abstract This paper focuses on movement deficits that interfere with smooth execution of movement following Parkinson's disease. Difficulty in initiating, slowness in executing, inhibition of a current movement and preparation for a new movement...
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Leisure Activity Assessment in Residential Care: Improving Occupational Outcomes for Residents
Abstract New Zealand government policies such as the Positive Ageing Strategy require residential care facilities to increase leisure activity options for people in residential care. To do this effectively activities staff need a specifically designed...
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The History of the Wheelchair Assessment Service in New Zealand: From Client Centred to Client Directed
Abstract This paper discusses the development of the wheelchair and seating assessment service in New Zealand. It looks back on the early history of the service and the various factors that have impacted on the provision of services including socio-political...
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New Zealand Practice Foundations from the NZAOT Archives
Evidence-based parallels: 1948-1960 Key words: Home-based services, clinical team, practice development, meaningful activities Reference: Warren, Mrs J. (2006). Auckland Domicilary Patients' Scheme. New Zealand Journal of Occupational Therapy,...
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Vol. 53, No. 1, March

Editorial
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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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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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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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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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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