Dimensions of meaning in the occupations of daily life.

  title={Dimensions of meaning in the occupations of daily life.},
  author={Karen R Whalley Hammell},
  journal={Canadian journal of occupational therapy. Revue canadienne d'ergotherapie},
  volume={71 5},
BACKGROUND According to the existential philosophers, meaning, purpose and choice are necessary for quality of life. Qualitative researchers exploring the perspectives of people who have experienced health crises have also identified the need for meaning, purpose and choice following life disruptions. Although espousing the importance of meaning in occupation, occupational therapy theory has been primarily preoccupied with purposeful occupations and thus appears inadequate to address issues of… CONTINUE READING
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