An Exploration of Ways of Knowing Employed within Occupational Therapy
Authors: Galle, Liz; Whitcombe, Steven W
Source: The British Journal of Occupational Therapy, Volume 69, Number 4, April 2006 , pp. 187-191(5)
Publisher: College of Occupational Therapists
Abstract:This report presents the findings of a literature-based project with the aim of exploring the ways of knowing employed within occupational therapy. The study explored knowledge generated from the positivist and naturalistic paradigms and considered the appropriateness for occupational therapy. It sought to highlight ways of knowing that included more than just 'scientific' research evidence and explored theoretical understandings and personal and experiential knowing. The findings suggest that a practical artistry approach has a particular significance in day-to-day practice.
Document Type: Short Communication
Publication date: April 2006
The British Journal of Occupational Therapy (BJOT) is the official journal of the College of Occupational Therapists. Its purpose is to publish articles relevant to theory, practice, research, education and management in occupational therapy internationally.
BJOT publishes research articles, critical reviews, practice analyses, opinion pieces, editorials, letters to the editor, book reviews and an annual index. Please refer to the author's guide at http://www.cot.co.uk/british-journal-bjot/british-journal-occupational-therapy
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The 2012 Impact Factor for The British Journal of Occupational Therapy is 1.096.
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