The lived experience of occupational adaptation: Adaptation in the wake of adversity, life transitions, and change
Place of Publication
School of Medical and Health Sciences
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.