Susan Elizabeth Ryan

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BACKGROUND/AIM Many occupational therapy students can be classified as 'Generation Y', a group whose characteristics are perceived as being confident, optimistic and 'techno-savvy'. This study aimed to explore practice educator perceptions of 'Generation Y' students. METHODS A questionnaire survey was sent to all practice educators affiliated with the(More)
This paper elucidates two positions (the positivist and the critical) that inform the creative design of technological fashion. On the one side is the instrumentalist trend toward the minimized or disappearing interface. On the other, some theorists and artists suggest that increased invisibility presents social and ethical concerns (such as invasiveness(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM Mental health practice can create challenging environments for occupational therapists. This study explores the dynamic processes involved in the development and maintenance of professional resilience of experienced mental health occupational therapy practitioners. It presents the PRIOrity model that summarises the dynamic relationship(More)
BACKGROUND While legitimate practice tools have been the subject of debate within the profession, little attention has been paid to psychological frames of reference (PFsOR). Hence, this article explores the ways psychological theories and therapies shape occupation-based practice in mental health settings. METHODOLOGY Narrative inquiry methods and(More)
To my Family iii ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS I would like to thank several people who helped make this dissertation possible. First, I would like to thank my advisor Dr. Ellery Ingall for his guidance, mentorship, and support at all stages of my doctoral research. Ellery's enthusiasm for science and a unique sense of humor has helped me through the ups and downs of(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM 'Generation Y' is a descriptor of those therapists born between 1982 and 2000. According to generational theory, each generation have unique characteristics due to the social and historical factors they have experienced during their formative years. Occupational therapy educators have reported on 'Generation Y' characteristics observed in(More)