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. 72, No. 4, April

A Critical Review into the Role of Occupational Therapy in Promoting the Quality of Life for People with Bariatric Needs
Jessica Heslop A critical review into the role of occupational therapy in promoting the quality of life for people with bariatric needs. York St John University, 2008. BHSc in Occupational Therapy. This research aimed to explore the role of occupational...
Addressing Performance and Participation in Occupational Therapy: The Importance of Cognition
Never in history has it been more important for occupational therapists to make our unique contribution to health and community care known. Our distinctive focus is on everyday performance and participation. Because of this broad perspective, we can...
An Evaluation of a Fatigue Management Intervention for People with Acquired Brain Injury: An Exploratory Study
Introduction Acquired brain injury (ABI) can result in devastating and long-lasting disabilities in the physical, cognitive, psychological and social domains of life. The Department of Health (2005) estimates that, in the United Kingdom, there are...
Scholarly Communication and Concerns for Our Conferences
An open letter to our colleagues: We write to express concern about the process of reviewing abstracts for occupational therapy scientific conferences and the rate of rejection of high-quality, internationally well-regarded research studies at occupational...
School Participation of Pupils with Physical and Psychosocial Limitations: A Comparison
Introduction Consistent with international agreements on inclusion, such as the Salamanca Statement (UNESCO 1994), the Dakar declaration on 'Education for all' (UNESCO 2000) and the Icelandic Compulsory School Act (Althingi 1995), the great majority...
Spirituality within Dementia Care: The Perceptions of Health Professionals. (Focus on Research)
Jennifer Bursell Spirituality within dementia care: the perceptions of health professionals. University of Leeds, York St John College, 2008. MSc in Professional Health Studies. There is an increasing awareness of the importance of spirituality...
Triaging Patients for Allied Health Services: A Systematic Review of the Literature
Introduction Occupational therapists and other allied health clinicians often need to make decisions about the relative urgency of referrals, which patients should be seen first and, in some cases, whether patients require services at all. This...
Voluntary Work for Adults with Mental Health Problems: A Route to Inclusion? A Review of the Literature
Introduction This literature review evaluated the evidence for occupational therapy involvement in facilitating access to voluntary work for people with mental health problems. Involvement in meaningful work, whether paid or unpaid, has been recognised...
Working in Mental Health and Deafness
Background It has been estimated that there are almost nine million deaf and hard of hearing people in the United Kingdom (UK) (Royal National Institute for the Deaf [RNID] 2006). Many use British Sign Language (BSL) as their first and preferred...