Isabelle Laposha, Stacy Smallfield; Examining the Concept of Self-Care in OT Literature: A Scoping Review. Am J Occup Ther 2020;74(4_Supplement_1):7411505066. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-RP104D
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Date Presented 03/26/20
This scoping review aimed to examine how the term self-care has been used in prominent OT literature (1922 through 2018). Results demonstrate that of 1,254 included articles, 54.9% use the term self-care ambiguously. In provided examples, authors primarily apply the term to basic activities of daily living, compared to broader definitions from the wellness literature. Findings serve as a call for the profession to redefine self-care to promote population health and well-being.
Primary Author and Speaker: Isabelle Laposha
Additional Authors and Speakers: Stacy Smallfield
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