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Title: Occupational therapy in mental health
Authors: Busuttil, Joseph
Keywords: Occupational therapy
Mental health
People with mental disabilities -- Rehabilitation -- Malta
Mount Carmel Hospital (Attard, Malta)
Issue Date: 1994
Publisher: University of Malta. Department of Psychiatry
Citation: Busuttil, J. (1994). Occupational therapy in mental health. In P. Muscat (Ed.), Handbook in Psychiatry, II (pp. 52-53). Malta: University of Malta, Dept. of Psychiatry.
Abstract: Occupational therapy (OT) is one of the professions in he multidisciplinary treatment team working in the mental health field. OT can be described as the study of human occupations self maintenance, productivity and leisure - and the management of the adaptive behaviour which is required to perform these occupational functions. The work of the OT involves analysis of the kinds of occupation, requirements for their performance and the significance of each. Management of behaviour entails evaluation, interpretation and intervention, through treatment and consultation, for the development, remediation or maintenance of occupational performance. The unique feature of occupational therapy, which separates its knowledge from all other professions, is this study and management of purposeful activity and occupation.
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