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A case study of the development of occupational therapy at St. Patrick's Hospital Dublin, 1935-1969.

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Show simple item record Dunne, Brid Robinson, Katie Pettigrew, Judith 2019-03-20T14:22:00Z 2019-03-20T14:22:00Z 2018
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Purpose – This paper aims to examine the relationship between psychiatry and occupational therapy in Ireland through a case study of the development of the occupational therapy department in St. Patrick’s Hospital, Dublin, from 1935 to 1969. Patronage by psychiatrists was an important factor in the professionalisation of occupational therapy internationally. Design/methodology/approach – Documentary sources and oral history interviews were analysed to conduct an instrumental case study of occupational therapy at St. Patrick’s Hospital from 1935 to 1969. Findings – The research identified key individuals associated with the development of occupational therapy at St. Patrick’s Hospital, including psychiatrist Norman Moore, occupational therapy worker Olga Gale, occupational therapist Margaret Sinclair, and social therapist Irene Violet Grey. Occupational therapy was considered by the hospital authorities to be “an important part in the treatment of all types of psychiatric illness” (Board Meeting Minutes, 1956). It aimed to develop patient’s self-esteem and facilitate social participation. To achieve these objectives, patients engaged in activities such as dances, arts and crafts, and social activities. Originality/value – This study has highlighted the contributions of key individuals, identified the links between occupational therapy and psychiatry, and provided an insight into the development of the profession in Ireland prior to the establishment of occupational therapy education in 1963. Occupational therapy practice at St. Patrick’s Hospital from 1935 to 1969 was congruent with the prevailing philosophy of occupational therapy internationally, which involved treatment through activities to enhance participation in society. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Emerald Publishing en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Irish Journal of Occupational Therapy;46 (1), pp. 31-45
dc.subject Ireland en_US
dc.subject psychiatry en_US
dc.subject history of occupational therapy en_US
dc.title A case study of the development of occupational therapy at St. Patrick's Hospital Dublin, 1935-1969. en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US 2019-03-20T14:17:08Z
dc.description.version PUBLISHED
dc.identifier.doi 10.1108/IJOT-11-2017-0025
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 2740072
dc.internal.copyrightchecked Yes
dc.identifier.journaltitle Irish Journal Of Occupational Therapy
dc.description.status peer-reviewed

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