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Dr. Eamon O’Sullivan: an analysis of an Irish occupational therapy pioneer’s key considerations in relation to the patient in practice

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dc.contributor.author McEvoy, Joseph
dc.date.accessioned 2017-05-03T11:06:07Z
dc.date.available 2017-05-03T11:06:07Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/5762
dc.description non-peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Background: This study is part of the ‘History of Occupational Therapy in Ireland’ project undertaken by the University of Limerick. This study aims to explore the contributions of Dr. Eamon O’Sullivan to occupational therapy in Ireland. This study focused on analysing O’Sullivan’s ‘Textbook of Occupational Therapy with Chief Reference to Psychological Medicine’ (1955) one of the first psychosocial occupational therapy books published in Europe in the 20th century. Objectives: The study aims to explore what key considerations Dr. Eamon O’Sullivan documented in his Textbook in relation to the patient. In an attempt to further strengthen Dr. O’Sullivan’s role in the development of occupational therapy in Ireland his Textbook is studied as a document of historical value. Method: Historical documentary analysis of the Textbook, the primary source of data used in the research was used. The Textbook was analysed using Braun and Clarke (2006) thematic analysis. Findings: Thematic analysis revealed three themes: Careful consideration of the patient before prescribing therapy; - Understanding power of occupation and effect on patient; - Role of therapist and professionals in patient outcomes. Conclusion: The therapeutic use of occupation resonated a significant importance in promoting health and well-being in O’Sullivan’s Textbook on the patient. His Textbook provides valuable insight into the core philosophies required to practise occupational therapy and qualities of the therapist needed to enable the patient in occupational therapy. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher University of Limerick en_US
dc.subject Dr. Eamonn O'Sullivan en_US
dc.subject occupational therapy en_US
dc.subject Ireland en_US
dc.title Dr. Eamon O’Sullivan: an analysis of an Irish occupational therapy pioneer’s key considerations in relation to the patient in practice en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_theses_dissertations en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US


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