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Other  |   November 2007
Becoming Innovators in an Era of Hyperchange
Author Affiliations
  • Jim Hinojosa, PhD, OT, FAOTA, is Professor, New York University, 35 West Fourth Street, 11th Floor, New York, NY 10012; jh9@nyu.edu
Article Information
2007 Eleanor Clarke Slagle Lecture
Other   |   November 2007
Becoming Innovators in an Era of Hyperchange
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, November/December 2007, Vol. 61, 629-637. doi:10.5014/ajot.61.6.629
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, November/December 2007, Vol. 61, 629-637. doi:10.5014/ajot.61.6.629
Abstract

We live in a time of hyperchange—rapid, dramatic, complex, and unpredictable change occurring in today’s society, which creates unprecedented challenges. High-speed advances in technology and knowledge and changes in society require that we shift our paradigms. We must become innovators of change. This lecture examines how occupational therapy is reacting to hyperchange as a profession. How is hyperchange influencing the roles and responsibilities of practitioners? How is hyperchange affecting education? And, in accepting hyperchange, what can we do as occupational therapy practitioners, educators, and scholars to shape our own future?