Poster Session
Issue Date: August 2020
Published Online: August 01, 2020
Updated: September 09, 2020
Occupational Resilience: A New Concept in Occupational Science
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • A. T. Still University, Mesa, AZ, USA
  • Dignity Health, Phoenix, AZ, USA, Tapestry, Phoenix, AZ, USA
Article Information
Geriatrics/Productive Aging / Health and Wellness / Basic Research
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2020
Occupational Resilience: A New Concept in Occupational Science
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411505137. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO3508
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411505137. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO3508
Abstract

Date Presented 03/26/20

This presentation introduces the concept of occupational resilience in occupational science. Drawing from study outcomes revealing enduring performance of music by refugees in challenging circumstances, authors posit that focusing on the talents, skills, and aspirations of individuals enables researchers to recognize successful performance of occupation amid challenges. To advance the debate regarding performance of occupations in problematic situations, occupational resilience is a vital new concept.

Primary Author and Speaker: Bernard Muriithi

Additional Authors and Speakers: Jennifer Muriithi