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Major Themes in Occupational Therapy: A Content Analysis of the Eleanor Clarke Slagle Lectures, 1955–1985
Author Affiliations
  • Francia DeBeer, MA, OTR, is Program Specialist for the Advanced Master’s Program in Occupational Therapy with Specialization in Mental Health at New York University, New York, New York 10003. She also is a doctoral candidate in occupational therapy at New York University
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Other   |   August 1987
Major Themes in Occupational Therapy: A Content Analysis of the Eleanor Clarke Slagle Lectures, 1955–1985
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 1987, Vol. 41, 527-531. doi:10.5014/ajot.41.8.527
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 1987, Vol. 41, 527-531. doi:10.5014/ajot.41.8.527
Abstract

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.