Announcing the Third Edition of the Occupational Therapy Practice Framework: Domain and Process. Am J Occup Ther 2014;68(2):139. doi: 10.5014/ajot.2014.682005.
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Occupational therapy’s domain is now stated as “Achieving health, well-being, and participation in life through engagement in occupation,” a statement that encompasses both domain and process.
Clients are now defined as persons, groups, and populations.
The relationship of occupational therapy to organizations has been further defined.
Consultation has been infused throughout the documents as a method of service delivery.
The interventions table has been changed to reflect additional intervention methods used in practice and to provide a clearer distinction among the interventions of occupations, activities, and preparatory techniques and tasks.
Group interventions and self-advocacy have been added to the interventions table.
Therapeutic use of self has been added to the process overview. This change has been made to ensure that practitioners understand that use of the self as a therapeutic agent is integral to the practice of occupational therapy and is used in all interactions with all clients.
Performance skills have been redefined, with a new table added to the document.
Activity demands have been removed from the domain and placed in the overview of the process to augment the discussion of the occupational therapy practitioner basic skill of activity analysis.
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