Novice occupational therapy practitioners’ use of occupation in practice: A scoping review

Date
2022
Authors
Jones, Kristin Bray
Schell, Barbara A. Boyt
Neville, Marsha
Pickens, Noralyn Davel
Journal Title
Journal ISSN
Volume Title
Publisher
Taylor & Francis
Abstract

An occupation-centered perspective is a foundational component defining occupational therapy practice. A scoping review was conducted of research studies from 2002 − 2020 describing novice occupational therapy practitioners and occupation. Ten articles met the inclusion criteria. Novices acknowledged that using occupation was a source of professional tension, describing a mismatch between their education and workplace expectations. The cognitive load of occupation-centered practice influenced novices’ avoidance of occupation. Few articles address novices’ experiences using occupation in their practice. Existing research primarily addresses barriers limiting novices’ use of occupation such as lack of supervision and confidence.

Description
Article originally published in Occupational Therapy In Health Care, 37(2), 210–229. English. Published online 2022. https://doi.org/10.1080/07380577.2022.2025513
Keywords
Practice, Occupation, Early career, New graduate
Citation
This is the poster version of an article that is available at: https://doi.org/10.1080/07380577.2022.2025513. Recommended citation: Jones, K. B., Schell, B. A., Neville, M., & Pickens, N. D. (2022). Novice occupational therapy practitioners’ use of occupation in practice: A scoping review. Occupational Therapy In Health Care, 37(2), 210–229. This item has been deposited in accordance with publisher copyright and licensing terms and with the author’s permission.