Title

The lived experience of occupational adaptation: Adaptation in the wake of adversity, life transitions, and change

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publisher

Slack Incorporated

Place of Publication

Thorofare, NJ

School

School of Medical and Health Sciences

RAS ID

28024

Comments

Originally published as: Stanley, M. (2018). The lived experience of occupational adaptation: Adaptation in the wake of adversity, life transitions, and change. In L. Grajo, & A. Boisselle, (Eds.) Adaptation Through Occupation: Multidimensional Perspectives (pp. 175-192). Slack Incorporated: Thorofare, NJ. Original chapter available here

Abstract

In this chapter, occupational adaptation is defined as the process that un­folds when a person is faced with occupational disruption or an occupational chal­lenge. The individual engages in the occupational adaptation process with the inten­tion to achieve mastery over the occupations that were challenging or make a decision to replace occupations that previously held value and meaning to the person. Several themes will be presented to broaden the applications of occupational adaptation in humans as occupational beings as evidenced by several research studies on the lived experiences of clients.

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