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Research Article  |   May 1985
The Concept of Work in Occupational Therapy: A Historical Review
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  • Laura Harvey-Krefting, MA, is an instructor, School of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of British Columbia, 2211 Westbrook Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada VAT IW5
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Research Article   |   May 1985
The Concept of Work in Occupational Therapy: A Historical Review
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, May 1985, Vol. 39, 301-307. doi:10.5014/ajot.39.5.301
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, May 1985, Vol. 39, 301-307. doi:10.5014/ajot.39.5.301
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Abstract

This historical review traces the concept of work throughout the development of occupational therapy. Paradigm shifting is used as a framework for describing the conceptual definitions and therapeutic uses of work in four developmental stages.