Postmodernism and its application to the field of occupational therapy

N. Weinblatt, M. Avrech-Bar

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This article presents both the general concept of postmodernism and its reflection in a wide array of fields of interest. In particular, the paper reviews the postmodernist perspective as it appears in healthcare and medicine. This leads to a postmodernist analysis of the profession of occupational therapy, the main conclusion being that occupational therapy combines elements of modernism and postmodernism. This gives occupational therapy clinicians the luxury of enjoying the best of both worlds.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)164-170
Number of pages7
JournalCanadian Journal of Occupational Therapy
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2001


  • Culture (sociology)
  • Human activities and occupations
  • Professional practice


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