Occupational Adaptation for Adults Living With Advanced Cancer: A Phenomenological Longitudinal Study

Regular folks often underestimate the ability to dress and use the toilet independently. However, these minor victories hold great importance for individuals undergoing continuous physical decline, as they cultivate a sense of self and normalcy amidst the challenging journey of advanced illness. They also promote continued involvement in meaningful activities. With that said, as an individual’s capabilities diminish due to the progression of cancer, occupational therapists must not only focus on the person’s functional abilities but also explore the underlying motivation driving their interest in engaging in meaningful activities.

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