New Zealand Journal of Occupational Therapy

Articles from 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....
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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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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