The changing role of occupational therapy in vocational rehabilitation: reflections on an evaluation of Condition Management Programmes

Journal article citation:
British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 74(6), June 2011, pp.309-311.

The author examines the changing role of occupational therapy in vocational rehabilitation in the United Kingdom over the past decade, with a particular focus on Condition Management Programmes (CMPs). Drawing on findings from an evaluation of three CMPs in Wales, she suggests ways in which occupational therapy is well suited to this area of rehabilitation. The article goes on to consider ways in which the profession can contribute to government and organisational reform such as the Work Programme and Work Choice. The author also reflects on the changing culture surrounding work, illness and disability and its relevance for the theory of occupation.

Subject terms:
occupational therapists, occupational therapy, professional role, rehabilitation, vocational rehabilitation, employment;
Content type:
practice example
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