Free
Research Article  |   November 1986
Wellness and Occupational Therapy
Author Affiliations
  • Jerry A. Johnson, MBA, EdD, OTR, FAOTA, is President, Context, Inc., PO Box 6885, Denver, Colorado 80206
Article Information
Health and Wellness / Features
Research Article   |   November 1986
Wellness and Occupational Therapy
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, November 1986, Vol. 40, 753-758. doi:10.5014/ajot.40.11.753
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, November 1986, Vol. 40, 753-758. doi:10.5014/ajot.40.11.753
Abstract

This article reviews terms associated with wellness, such as health promotion, illness, disease, and well-being, and describes the evolution of the concept of wellness. It also discusses the implications of concepts associated with wellness as they are relevant for occupational therapists who provide wellness or health promotion services or who employ wellness concepts in more traditional treatment or rehabilitation services.