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Research Article  |   May 1991
What is Worth Knowing in Occupational Therapy?
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  • Häkan Törnebohm, PhD, is Professor, Department of Theory of Science and Research, Gothenburg University, S-412 98 Göteborg, Sweden
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Research Article   |   May 1991
What is Worth Knowing in Occupational Therapy?
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, May 1991, Vol. 45, 451-454. doi:10.5014/ajot.45.5.451
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, May 1991, Vol. 45, 451-454. doi:10.5014/ajot.45.5.451
Abstract

It is assumed that all professional work presupposes and is regulated by paradigms, which are owned by practitioners. Research oriented to a field of practice serves to influence the paradigms in that field and, consequently, the practices in it. Researchers in a field oriented to occupational therapy must find out what the practitioners in that field need to know. They have to explore for problems by engaging in discussions on paradigm issues together with practicing occupational therapists. This paper presents a sketch of a possible occupational therapy paradigm along with lists of queries that make use of essays written by occupational therapists.