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Chaotic Occupational Therapy: Collective Wisdom for a Complex Profession
Author Affiliations
  • Charlotte Brasic Royeen, PhD, OTR, FAOTA, is Dean of the Edward and Margaret Doisy School of Allied Health Professions, Saint Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri 63103; e-mail: royeencb@slu.edu Formerly: Associate Dean for Research and Professor in Occupational Therapy, School of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions, Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska 68178
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The 2003 Eleanor Clarke Slagle Lecture
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Chaotic Occupational Therapy: Collective Wisdom for a Complex Profession
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, November/December 2003, Vol. 57, 609-624. doi:10.5014/ajot.57.6.609
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, November/December 2003, Vol. 57, 609-624. doi:10.5014/ajot.57.6.609
Abstract

In the tradition of Mosey’s (1985) Eleanor Clarke Slagle lecture (p. 504) as a road map to where this presentation is going, I will present a short preface and

  • first, talk about herstory and our professional identity;

  • second, use chaos theory as a way to look at occupation;

  • third, introduce you to Charlotte’s Web of Chaos;

  • fourth, make some conclusions about chaos and occupational therapy;

  • fifth, do an ending to this telling, and;

  • sixth, do a summary and closing.