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Research Article  |   October 1982
A Case Analysis Method for the Model of Human Occupation
Author Affiliations
  • Sally Hobbs Cubie, M.S., OTR, is Assistant Professor, Howard University Department of Occupational Therapy, Washington, DC
  • Kathy Kaplan, OTR, is Supervisor of Occupational Therapy, Psychiatry, George Washington University Hospital, Washington, DC
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Mental Health / Features
Research Article   |   October 1982
A Case Analysis Method for the Model of Human Occupation
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, October 1982, Vol. 36, 645-656. doi:10.5014/ajot.36.10.645
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, October 1982, Vol. 36, 645-656. doi:10.5014/ajot.36.10.645
Abstract

This paper introduces a method for analyzing clinical cases, which is based on ten primary questions and on criteria for selecting level of treatment. The questions and the criteria are derived from the model of human occupation. Four steps in the method are: gathering data in relevant categories; reviewing and analyzing data using the questions in sequence; selecting levels of treatment; and recording case studies. Three brief case studies taken from an acute care psychiatric setting are described to illustrate the use of this method.