The current and future contribution of occupational therapy and occupational science to transforming the situation of forced migrants: Critical perspectives from a think tank

Connie Trimboli , Natalia Rivas-Quarneti, Nadine Blankvoort, Ina Roosen, Salvador Simo-Algado, Gail Whiteford

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Abstract

his paper reports on the collective ideas of the occupational scientists and therapists who attended the “Refugees – Addressing Key Social Issues” think tank at the Occupational Science Conference held in Hildesheim (2017). Forced migration is recognized as a prevalent issue in today’s society. Forced migrants face many occupational challenges, which are being exacerbated by restrictive migration policies. This paper outlines the discussions held during the think tank and presents an occupational perspective of forced migrants’ needs, followed by a desired vision of what an occupationally just world would look like for forced migrants, and future directions to guide occupation-based social transformation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)323-328
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Occupational Science
Volume26
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 07 May 2019

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