The Kawa Model: Culturally Relevant Occupational Therapy

Author(s): Michael K. Iwama


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.


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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

General Fields

  • : 9780443102349
  • : Elsevier Health Sciences
  • : Churchill Livingstone
  • : July 2006
  • : 246mm X 189mm X 13mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Michael K. Iwama
  • : Paperback
  • : 615.8515
  • : 260
  • : 1, black white illustrations