New Zealand Journal of Occupational Therapy

Articles from Vol. 59, No. 2, October

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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
Occupational Therapy in Acute Care
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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...