Carolyn Schmidt Hanson, Kay F. Walker; The History of Work in Physical Dysfunction. Am J Occup Ther 1992;46(1):56-62. doi: 10.5014/ajot.46.1.56.
Download citation file:
© 2017 American Occupational Therapy Association
Work has been at the core of occupational therapy for the last seven and a half decades. The tenets of work, which include providing a way of making a living and giving meaning to one’s existence, have remained consistent throughout occupational therapists’ use of work in the treatment of physical disabilities during three eras: World Wars I and II, the era of industrial therapy, and the work-hardening era. Although technological advances and economics have changed the scope of work, it is evident that the work-hardening programs of today have their roots in the work cure of the early 1900s.
This PDF is available to Subscribers Only
For full access to this pdf, sign in to an existing account, or purchase an annual subscription.