The Kawa Model
The Kawa Model,
Edition 1 Culturally Relevant Occupational Therapy
By Michael Iwama, PhD, MSc, BScOT, BSc

Publication Date: 25 July 2006

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Description
This book presents a new conceptual model of practice in occupational therapy that differs from current theories. The model is based on the metaphor of a river that stands for the meanings of life, and is the first conceptual model from outside the West. It is easy to comprehend, simple and effective.

Key Features

  • A 'must-read' for all students of occupational therapy
  • The first substantial work in occupational therapy from outside of the Western world
  • Introduces an Eastern perspective on matters of theory and culture in occupational therapy
  • Eight case studies, four from Western practice contexts and four from the East
  • Developed by clinicians and practitioners for their peers
  • Questions the cultural boundaries of occupational therapy, its knowledge (epistemiology), theory and practice. It puts the reader in touch with the cultural nature of self, client and profession
  • Enables readers to develop critical analysis skills for examining matters of theory and culture, as opposed to learning theory as 'recipes'
About the author
By Michael Iwama, PhD, MSc, BScOT, BSc, Associate Professor, Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
Table of Contents

Chapter1 - Situating occupational therapy's knowledge: why alternative conceptualisations and models of occupational therapy are required

Chapter 2 - Cross-cultural concepts as the building blocks of conceptual models: occupation

Chapter 3 - Occupational therapy theory: cultural inclusion and exclusion

Chapter 4 - Context and theory: culteral antecedents of the Kawa model part 1

Chapter 5 - Context and theroy: culteral antecedents of the Kawa model part 2

Chapter 6 - Raising a new, culturally relevant conceptual model of occupational therapy from practice

Chapter 7 - An overview of the Kawa model

Chapter 8 - Applying the Kawa model: comprehending occupation in context

Chapter 9 - Rivers in context: brief narratives and cases demonstrating uses of the Kawa model 

Chapter 10 - Towards culturally relevant and safe theroy in occupational therapy

Index

Book details
ISBN: 9780443102349
Page Count: 260
Retail Price: €53.99