What to call this concept?

Seamus Mac Suibhne seamus.macsuibhne at ucd.ie
Fri Jun 15 11:19:33 EDT 2018


I don't know how much this helps , but here is a page on the Model of Human
Occupation (MOHO) used in OT

https://vula.uct.ac.za/access/content/group/9c29ba04-b1ee-49b9-8c85-9a468b556ce2/Framework_2/lecture1.htm

As they say on the page, "human occupation is complex" ...



On Fri 15 Jun 2018, 14:53 Evelyn Hovenga, <ehovenga at gmail.com> wrote:

> I just realised that the choices we make regarding roles and activities
> that occupy our time is also associated with the image of ourselves we like
> to project to the world at large. This is closely associated with
> occupation.
>
> Dr Evelyn Hovenga
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On 15 Jun 2018, at 7:45 am, Seamus Mac Suibhne <seamus.macsuibhne at ucd.ie>
> wrote:
>
> Evidently all this is the realm of occupational therapy. I know they use
> various models of occupation and activity both broadly defined. I do not
> known if there are any OTs on this list - am not one myself - but wonder
> woukd this be useful
>
> On Fri 15 Jun 2018, 07:41 Bakke, Silje Ljosland, <
> silje.ljosland.bakke at nasjonalikt.no> wrote:
>
>> Hi everyone,
>>
>>
>>
>> We’ve been struggling for a while to define and delineate a concept about
>> the activities an individual does during their day – do they do paid work,
>> unpaid work, are they a student, are they unemployed and seeking work,
>> unemployed and not seeking work, retired, carer, are they a young child or
>> infant, or something else? There may be multiple, like both studying and
>> working.
>>
>>
>>
>> A lot of feedback has been that we should constrain this to just
>> employment, ie paid work. That would make the definition simple, but that’s
>> not the concept we’re trying to define. We’ve been thinking about things
>> like role in life, socio-economic or psychosocial activity situation, or
>> activity in daily life. The first is rather vague, the second isn’t really
>> a common expression, and the third feels too close to “ADL”, which is
>> normally thought of functional assessments like whether you can take care
>> of your own hygiene and nutrition.
>>
>>
>>
>> A typical question that would lead to this concept could be “What do you
>> do?”.
>>
>>
>>
>> We’d really appreciate any ideas for what words or phrases we should use
>> to name and describe this concept!
>>
>>
>>
>> Kind regards,
>> *Silje Ljosland Bakke*
>>
>>
>>
>> Information Architect, RN
>>
>> Coordinator, National Editorial Board for Archetypes
>> Nasjonal IKT HF, Norway
>>
>> Tel. +47 40203298
>>
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>>
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