An attempt to define purposeful activity.

  title={An attempt to define purposeful activity.},
  author={E Breines},
  journal={The American journal of occupational therapy : official publication of the American Occupational Therapy Association},
  volume={38 8},
  • E Breines
  • Published 1984 in
    The American journal of occupational therapy…
An initial look at the term PU1-poseful activity suggests it would be difficult to define except in terms of the individual. Because purposeful activities are unique constructions for individuals, the term eludes definition as a conceptual whole. Elude, however, does not mean defy. To elude is to hide, to evade exposure. That the profession of occupational therapy has only recently attempted to synthesize a consistent and official definition for purposeful activity (1) despite a history of… CONTINUE READING
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