The Development of Occupations Across the Lifespan

Reinie Cordier*, Annette Joosten, Kylie Wales, Lindy Clemson

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Upon completion of this chapter, the reader will be able to provide an overview of self-care, play, leisure and productivity including education, paid work, and volunteerism across the lifespan, and discuss the importance of occupation to the development of routines and rituals, values, health and well-being, engagement, personal identity, and roles. This chapter will also help the readers to outline key points of transitioning occupations across the lifespan.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOccupational Therapy in Australia
Subtitle of host publicationProfessional and Practice Issues
EditorsTed Brown, Helen M. Bourke-Taylor, Stephen Isbel, Reinie Cordier, Louise Gustafsson
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9781003150732
ISBN (Print)9780367683573, 9781760877446
Publication statusPublished - 19 Apr 2021

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