Cultural Influences And Occupation-Centred Practice With Children And Families

Alison Nelson, Michael Iwama

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7 Scopus citations
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOccupation-Centred Practice with Children
Subtitle of host publicationA Practical Guide for Occupational Therapists
Number of pages19
ISBN (Print)9781405184274
StatePublished - Feb 16 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Crux of using Kawa Model - to explicate and illuminate context
  • Cultural influences and occupation-centred practice with children and families
  • Cultural safety recognizes effect of past and present political actions - on current health status of colonised peoples
  • Culture and occupations of the child
  • Culture nd how it might be viewed - within occupational therapy practice
  • Culture, fundamental facet of how we ascribe meaning to and make sense of occupations
  • Kawa Model - tool for culturally safe practice, Kawa (Japanese for 'river') Model
  • Occupation-centred practice with children
  • Therapists' observations and knowledge of environmental context
  • Views of children and their occupations, and our Western centredness - influencing practice as occupational therapists

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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