British Journal of Occupational Therapy

British Journal of Occupational Therapy is a British journal covering occupational therapy. It is published monthly by the British Association and College of Occupational Therapists. Subjects for British Journal of Occupational Therapy include: Medicine and Surgery; Health and Healthcare.

Articles from Vol. 73, No. 3, March

An Occupational Perspective of the Recovery Journey in Mental Health
Introduction Recovery is a theoretical framework of mental health, created on the belief 'that people can recover from mental illness, and that the service delivery system must be constructed based on this knowledge' (Anthony 2000, p159). The concept...
Exploring Occupational Adaptation through the Lives of Women with Multiple Sclerosis
Introduction The term 'adaptation' began appearing in the occupational therapy literature in 1922 when Meyer stated that psychiatric diseases were 'largely problems of adaptation' (cited in Reed and Sanderson 1999, p77). Wood (1996) proposed three...
Focus on Research
Mary Waight Exploring conceptions of mental health: the use of focus group methodology to develop new knowledge of emotional development in people with learning disabilities. Thames Valley University, 2008. PhD. This study explores the conceptions...
Judith S Garbutt
29.08.1938 to 29.10.2009 It is with great sadness that I have to report the death of Judy Garbutt after a long battle with ill health. Judy trained in Liverpool, qualifying as an occupational therapist in 1959. She began her career working at...
Maggie Ellis
Maggie Ellis died on 8 July 2009 following a short illness, as a result of being diagnosed with a brain tumour in April 2009. She was a longstanding and valued member of the Oxfordshire Children's Community Occupational Therapy team. Maggie faced her...
Occupational Therapy in Chronic Liver Disease: A Preliminary Study to Explore the Views of Occupational Therapists and Physicians Working in Acute Medical Settings
Introduction Chronic liver disease (CLD) is increasing worldwide and is now considered to be one of the most prevalent chronic diseases in the world (World Health Organisation 2004, Frith 2008). In England, up to 2 million people are living with...
Promoting Mental Wellbeing through Activity in a Mental Health Hospital
Introduction Occupational therapists hold, at the core of their philosophy, the belief that activity can be used to work towards an improved quality of life, despite any disability (Yerxa 1983). According to Coia and Joice (1989), the ability to...
'Rip That Book Up, I've Changed': Unveiling the Experiences of Women Living with and Surviving Enduring Mental Illness
Introduction Women with enduring mental illness are poorly represented in the literature, particularly in occupational therapy writing. There appear to be few studies focused specifically on women, leaving a gap in knowledge (Wahl 1992). Payne (1995)...
Social Inclusion and Mental Health
Introduction Mental health services in the United Kingdom are now shifting in focus to consider their role in promoting social inclusion, recovery and personalisation (Sayce 2000, Repper and Perkins 2003, Mezzina et al 2006, Ware et al 2007, Carr...
Top-Down or Bottom-Up Occupational Therapy Assessment: Which Way Do We Go?
Using either a top-down or a bottom-up approach has been introduced to occupational therapy assessment and there has been a long debate about which approach is the most appropriate for contemporary occupational therapy practice (Weinstock-Zlotnick...