Diversional occupational therapy in World War I: a need for purpose in occupations.

@article{Hoover1996DiversionalOT,
  title={Diversional occupational therapy in World War I: a need for purpose in occupations.},
  author={Jennifer A. Hoover},
  journal={The American journal of occupational therapy : official publication of the American Occupational Therapy Association},
  year={1996},
  volume={50 10},
  pages={
          881-5
        }
}
  • J. A. Hoover
  • Published 1 November 1996
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • The American journal of occupational therapy : official publication of the American Occupational Therapy Association
The American journal ofOccupational Therapy T he use of occupational therapy flourished during World War I (WWI). The country was faced with the "reconstruction" of hundreds of thousands of wounded soldiers. The need to get these men out of the hospital wards and back into society as soon as possible opened the door for the use of occupations in the treatment of wounded soldiers (Smith, 1918). WWl fostered the growth of diversional occupational therapy and created a shift in the types of… 

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