Questões Contemporâneas da Terapia Ocupacional na América do Sul

Translated title of the contribution: Contemporary issues of occupational therapy in South America

Vagner Dos Santos (Editor), Andrea Gallassi (Editor)

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This book was conceived from the concern and desire of its organizers to document the clinical, teaching and research experience of Occupational Therapy in South America, seeking to explore and contextualize the similarities and contracts of professional performance in a region that brings together its own characteristics in which refers to socioeconomic and geographical aspects, but at the same time reserves peculiarities that are expressed in some fields, such as Occupational Therapy itself.

In this sense, this project had the collaboration of more than 30 occupational therapists from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Venezuela and Peru, and was organized in three parts: Contexts, Concepts and Practices.

The content of this book was designed to be a useful tool for different needs and situations, especially for teachers and occupational therapists with an interest in expanding their knowledge considering cultural and regional factors as adjuvants in the training process.

We hope that readers will be able to take great advantage of the material, as certainly the book was able to gather quite diverse content, highly qualified and of interest to all of us, occupational therapists. Additionally, readers will benefit from a historical, epistemological and practical comparative perspective of Occupational Therapy in different countries and contexts in South America, which, consequently, will promote and expand collaboration and international debate between these countries.
Translated title of the contributionContemporary issues of occupational therapy in South America
Original languagePortuguese
Place of PublicationCurtiba
Number of pages226
ISBN (Print)9788544400913
Publication statusPublished - 2014


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