Francia DeBeer; Major Themes in Occupational Therapy: A Content Analysis of the Eleanor Clarke Slagle Lectures, 1955–1985. Am J Occup Ther 1987;41(8):527-531. doi: 10.5014/ajot.41.8.527.
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This article presents a content analysis of 26 Slagle lectures, representing 30 years. Lectures were analyzed for primary, secondary, and tertiary themes, and eight recurrent themes were identified: practice, professionalism, education, philosophy/ideology, theory, research, marketing, and history. Implications of these findings for role definition and professional status are addressed.
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