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  • To what extent can occupational therapy help to reduce occupational injustice in third world countries?
    • What is occupational injustice?
      • The importance of occupation in individuals lives and why this is still important in third world countries.
    • Why might occupational alienation take place?
    • Occupational Deprivation- social and economic causes for this. 
      • Link to ‘a lack of resources, space and initiation of people in authority who have the ability to run groups/activity to increase people’s sense of usefulness and skills’. Why is this not being done?
        • Not necessarily just about illness and disability of people in third world countries.
          • Need occupational therapy for those with illness and disabilities but could they also be beneficial to fill this gap in social and economic causes?
            • When planing what services are needed need to take into account health and care system currently in place.
    • Occupational Apartheid and Occupational Injustice?
    • Overcoming disability through occupational therapy to improve conditions both physical and mental health. 
      • Rehabilitation services
    • Politics in occupational therapy- human rights.
    • Why might working in a different culture cause difficulties for occupational therapy practice? Why is culture so important to consider?
      • How prejudice attitudes towards disability and reducing empowerment and how occupational therapy could help with this,
    • Influencing factors to practice in third world countries. Consider: political status of the country, culture (see above), gender differences, language barriers, transport, resources and isolation. 
      • Why is the Western biomedical model possibly not suitable for use in third world countries?
      • Have to consider the need for services, if there is approriate goverment infrastructure and the ability to be successful in opening opportunities for occupation.
    • Team Canada Healing Hands Example

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