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In this timely and valuable resource, internationally renowned author Karen Whalley Hammell challenges the assumptions underpinning occupational therapy’s dominant models of occupation and modes of practice. Drawing from a wealth of cross-cultural research evidence, the author demonstrates, unequivocally, that occupation is a determinant of human health and wellbeing and is thus a human right. A new conceptual framework for occupational scientists and occupational therapists – students, practitioners, educators, researchers and theorists – and more.  A must-read!

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